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Navy Sailor Missing: Massive Search Operation Launched

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A massive search and rescue effort has been initiated in an attempt to locate an Indian Navy seaman who has been reported missing from a naval ship since February 27.

The Western Naval Command, based in Mumbai, announced that a high-level board of inquiry has been ordered into the “unfortunate incident” and that the sailor has been identified as Sahil Verma.

“In an unfortunate incident, Sahil Verma, Seaman II, has been reported missing at sea from Indian Naval Ship whilst on deployment since 27 Feb 24.

“The Navy immediately launched a massive search operation with ships and aircraft, which is still continuing,” it posted on X.

“Naval Board of Inquiry has been ordered for detailed investigations,” it added.

The exact circumstances leading up to the incident are not immediately known.

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