NEW DELHI: Body of the Indian Navy pilot who was missing since his MiG-29K crashed in the Arabian Sea has been found.

The body of Commander Nishant Singh was found on the seabed 70 metres below water, 30 miles off the Goa coast after an extensive search.

The aircraft had crashed on November 26. The Russian-origin jet had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and went down at around 5pm.

The prisons directorate has decided that inmates of jails will be shown films every Sunday. Movies that showcase patriotism, history, spirituality and moral values will be played in the jail every Sunday evening. Initially, the facility will be offered to inmates of the Jharpada special jail in Bhubaneswar. A projection screen with sound system has been installed in a hall.

It was the fourth MiG-29K crash since January 2018. India acquired 45 of these supersonic fighters for $2 billion from Russia to operate from INS Vikramaditya, which was inducted in November 2013 under a separate $2.33 billion deal.

The MiG-29K is an all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft developed by Russian aerospace company Mikoyan (MiG).

INS Vikramaditya was part of the second phase of the Malabar exercise involving navies of India, the US, Australia and Japan. The MiG-29K fleet on board the aircraft carrier was also involved in the mega naval drill that took place from November 17 to 20.