Indian Navy’s UAV ditched off Kochi coast

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New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A Searcher reconnaissance UAV of Indian Navy had to be ditched around 9 miles off Kerala’s Kochi on Wednesday, sources said.

According to the sources, the remotely piloted vehicle was on a routine mission sortie and had to be ditched due to technical issues.

“It was a controlled ditching. A board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” an official said.

Efforts are being made to recover the UAV and ships of Indian Navy and Coast Guard are proceeding to the area along with Dorniers of Coast Guard and Navy, and an Advanced Light Helicopter.

The depth in area is around 24 meters, official sources said adding that divers and equipment is also being sent for assistance.

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