The Indian Navy in said, 'Mortal remains of a human body have been recovered in the vicinity of the wreckage site and the samples are being sent for DNA testing for confirmation of identity.'
Intensive aerial, coastal and surface search by Indian Navy ships and aircraft is in progress to locate the second pilot Cdr Nishant Singh, a defence release said.
In addition to nine warships and 14 aircraft engaged in the search efforts, Indian Navy's Fast Interceptor Craft are also deployed to search waters along the coast, a defence release said.
The Russian-origin jet had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and went down at around 5 PM on Thursday.
Naval assets such as the P-8I surveillance aircraft and Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules special operations aircraft among others have been pressed into the search operation.
The incident took place at around 5 pm in the Arabian Sea, Navy officials said on Friday.
A MiG 29K aircraft of the Indian Navy veered off the runway and crashed inside the INS Hansa base in Goa today, a top official said.