‘Blow the Pak boat off’ fame Coast Guard DIG, BK Loshali, dismissed from service

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Indian Coast Guard officer, who had contradicted the central government’s stand on Pakistani boat row is was dismissed from service on Monday.

B K Loshali, the Coast Guard DIG, had shot to prominence when the Indian Express in February carried his video, where he boasted about ordering the blowing up of Pakistani boat off Gujarat’s Porbandar coast on the night of 31 December, last year.

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“Let me tell you,” he said, “I hope you remember 31st December night… we blew off that Pakistan… We have blown them off… I was there at Gandhinagar and I told at night, blow the boat off. We don’t want to serve them biryani…” Loshali had said.

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His comments had come as a huge embarrassment to the Indian government, which up until then, had maintained that the crew of the Pakistani boat in question “hid themselves below the deck compartment and set the boat on fire, which resulted in explosion and major fire.”

In May a three-member disciplinary committee concluded that his stand had contradicted the government’s stand and the boat had blown ‘itself off.’

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Defence ministry sources say that the charges against Loshali are quite serious and the officer will have to face court-martial as even the inquiry committee had recommended ‘stringent action’ against him.

The court-martial proceedings against the Coast Guard officer are likely to start in September.

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