The Indian Navy today said it had recovered what it believes could be the remains of the Indian Navy pilot who had ejected over the Arabian on November 26.
Commander Nishant Singh, the instructor at the controls of the MiG-29K jet he was flying with another pilot, had gone missing following an accident over sea 11 days ago. His co-pilot was located and rescued immediately.
Four days after the incident, on December 1, Navy specialists located the primary wreckage of the Russian-built twin-seat fighter. Sources told NDTV Commander Singh's ejection seat was not present at the site.
A statement from the Indian Navy today said: "Mortal remains of a human body have been recovered in the vicinity of the wreckage site. The samples are being sent for DNA testing for confirmation of identity."
All sections of the aircraft wreckage, including ejection seats, have been accounted for using side scan sonar and HD cameras, the statement said.