"I have the honour to refer to recent incidents/accidents during the oast few months that have impacted the professional image of the Navy. While the Government has continued to repose its fullest trust and confidence in the service, I consider my continuation as Chief of the Naval Staff as untenable.
In the interests of accountability, I therefore accept fullest moral responsibility for the above mentioned accidents/incidents, and hence I have the honour to resign with immediate effect.
In the interim, he Vice Chief of Naval Staff may discharge the responsibilities as an officiating CNS."
Admiral D K Joshi