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Junior Sailors Disembarked From INS Sandhyak For 'Insubordination', Indian Navy Orders Probe

The ship was on a routine deployment in the Bay of Bengal. 

10/03/2017 10:34 AM IST | Updated 10/03/2017 11:34 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The Indian Navy has ordered a Board of Inquiry (BoI) against a group of young sailors for alleged insubordination on board survey ship INS Sandhyak.

Three to four junior sailors with up to two-and-half years of experience were disembarked from the ship after the incident of insubordination, Navy sources said.

In a statement, the Navy said INS Sandhayak, while on a routine deployment off Paradip in the Bay of Bengal, has reported an incident of insubordination involving young sailors yesterday and an inquiry has been ordered into it.

"Indian Armed Forces are known for maintaining a very high standard of discipline. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the incident as there is no scope for tolerance for such incidents," it said.

It further said the ship has been directed to disembark personnel involved in the incident to facilitate progress of investigation before she resumes her assigned task.

If found guilty, the sailors will face action as per provision of the Navy Act.

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