The mortal remains of Indian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan, who lost his life while trying to douse a fire on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, reached his hometown in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. On Friday morning, the fire broke out in INS Vikramaditya when the ship was entering the harbour in Karwar, Karnataka. Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan bravely led the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment.
The mortal remains were brought to his home in Ratlam on Saturday.
Expressing profound grief on the loss of the life of the brave soldier, the Indian Navy tweeted:
INS Vikramaditya was scheduled to take part in the Varuna naval exercise from May 1 with the French Navy which is sending its aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle for the same. It is India's only operational aircraft carrier at present.