After 11 days of extensive search out, the body of missing MiG-29k pilot Commander Nishant Singh has been found off the coast of Goa. According to the official reports of the Indian Navy, Singh’s body was discovered by the search team 30 miles off the coast of Goa on the sea bed 70 meters below water. However, it required an extensive search of 24*7 hours for 11 days.
The Navy officials further stated that Nishant’s family had been informed. Moreover, as per the protocol, DNA tests are initiated to validate the identification of the cadaver.
Commander Singh had been missing since November 26 after his MiG-29K jet had crashed while operating over the Arabian Sea. The Russian-origin jet had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and went down at around 5 pm on November 26.