By Ria Novosti
A senior officer in the Indian Navy has been sacked for having sexual relations with a Russian woman in Moscow while on assignment in the country, the Times of India said on Friday.
Commodore Sukhjinder Singh was posted in Moscow between 2005 and 2007 to oversee the refit of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier under a major bilateral contract.
Explicit photographs of Singh and his Russian lover surfaced in April 2010, shortly after India agreed to pay $2.33 billion for the 44,570-ton carrier following lengthy discussions.
Singh admitted to having relations with the woman but maintained that his “loose moral conduct” had not “adversely impacted” India’s position in discussion with Russia over the refit of the ship.
The Defense Ministry announced it was discharging Singh for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.” He will also lose his pension and other benefits.