New Delhi, Feb 5 : A senior Navy officer has been sacked for having sexual relations with a Russian woman in Moscow as head of the Indian team overseeing the refit of aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov there.
Commodore Sukhjinder Singh was posted in Moscow between 2005 to 2007 as the Indian warship production superintendent to oversee Gorshkov's refit when he developed the illicit relationship with the woman.
"He (Singh) will be discharged. He will not be in service now," Defence Minister A K Antony told reporters today when asked about the progress in the case.
Singh, who has at least two years of service left, will have to immediately pack his bags.
Singh's affair was exposed in April 2010, three years after his posting in Russia when his explicit pictures with the woman were brought to the notice of the Defence Ministry. PTI