A file photo of INS Vikrant at Cochin shipyard (AFP file)
A file photo of INS Vikrant at Cochin shipyard (AFP file)

INS Vikrant vandalised, looted at Cochin shipyard

  • A hard disk and a multi function control processor were stolen and damaged inside Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-Vikrant
  • Theft and vandalism a result of an internal matter and a possible insider job: Home ministry

New Delhi: In a breach of national security, a hard disk and a multi function control (MFC) processor were stolen and damaged inside Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-Vikrant docked at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).

While a probe is underway in the matter, the Union home ministry has said that the theft and vandalism was a result of “an internal matter and a possible insider job."

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which was manning the dock for any suspicious movement or possible terror activity, said that while private security had been manning the construction area of the dock, the probe had been handed over to the state police.

“The disk contains sensitive information crucial for national security and a probe is underway to check if it was an insider job or not," said a person familiar with the development.

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