No failure in coastal security: Navy chief on US tourist killed in Andaman

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has said that there was no failure in coastal security construct in the killing of American tourist John Allen Chau by the Sentinel tribe in Andaman islands.

“I don’t see this as failure of coastal security construct,” Lanba said on being asked about the killing.

“He came as tourist in Andaman and Nicobar islands and had requisite permissions to be there,” the Navy chief said, adding that the case is being investigated by the Andaman and Nicobar Command police.

Chau was killed by arrows shot by a protected tribe on North Sentinel island in the Andaman islands. His body is yet to be retrieved.

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