Rear Admiral Satyendra Singh Jamwal, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command died of firearm injuries this morning after what appears to have been a freak accident at the INS Dronacharya gunnery school firing range in Kochi. The officer was inspecting the unit, and was doing some small-arm target practice with a 9mm pistol when the incident happened. The Navy says he was cleaning the firearm when it accidentally went off. Admiral Jamwal, 51, a native of Suchani in Jammu and an anti-submarine warfare specialist, served in a previous capacity as India's Naval Attache in Moscow. The officer was commissioning CO of frigate INS Beas and commissioning XO of destroyer INS Delhi. He is survived by his wife, Geeta, and two children. R.I.P.