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Israeli-origin Indian Navy’s UAV crashes near Visakhapatnam

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 16, IRNA -- An Israeli-origin unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy Thursday crashed near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state, while on the way back from an exercise.

The crashed aircraft was a 'Searcher MK II UAV' and it was returning to its base when the incident happened, pti reported quoting Navy officials as said.

UAVs are used by the Navy for surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition and damage assessment during exercises and operational deployments.

'An Israeli-origin UAV of the Navy, which was on a routine mission, crashed into a hill side in Gajuwaka area of the city. There has been no loss of life or property reported,' the officials said.

After the incident, the Navy ordered an inquiry to look into the circumstances which lead to the crash.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30821687

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