Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 21 November 2017
Indian Navy’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Searcher on a routine surveillance mission crashed whilst taking off North of Naval airfield at Wellingdon Island (Kochi Naval Base) at 1025 hrs on 21 Nov 17, No damage to the life or property occured. A board of enquiry (BOI) is being constituted to investigate the cause of accident.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.