Basin Trial is testing of the ship machinery and equipment in floating conditions before the sea trials.
The basin trials of an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) were successfully completed at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on Monday.
On November 18, officials from the C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, had recorded voice samples of both Sumit and Daya.
Around 20 hardware items, including 256 GB solid state drives, 4 GB computer RAM and processors, all stolen from aircraft carrier, were recovered by NIA.
India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IA C) – INS Vikrant might begin its sea trials in Karwar waters, which is scheduled to begin in December.
The Harbour Trials of the IAC was completed in August this year. Sources said the Basin
After an extensive and scientific investigation spread over many states for nine months, the NIA zeroed in on the two accused.
Sources said the probe revealed that the duo deleted contents from four of the five stolen SSDs, which is like a hard disk and is used to store files.
The chargesheet was filed against Sumit Kumar of Bihar and Daya Ram of Rajasthan, the duo arrested in connection with the theft.
Basin trials are conducted for proving of the propulsion, transmission and shafting systems which can be tested only out of waters.
With this, NIA has retrieved all the 20 computer components stolen from IAC last year
Since it has not found any evidence so far to suggest a threat to national security in the incident, the central agency may withdraw itself from further proceedings in the case, it has been learnt.
They are currently lodged in an isolation centre here in adherence to the government’s Covid-19 protocol for remand prisoners.
NIA scrutinised 6,400 fingerprints before zeroing in on two primary accused; they were painters in the carrier being built in Kochi
The theft came to notice on September 13 after IAC's Integrated Platform Management System was run on a trial basis and six RAMs of three computers also went missing.