New Delhi (Agencies): Commodore Sukhjinder Singh, an Indian Navy officer who was involved with the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov deal and is facing a sex scandal investigation, will be discharged from service, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Saturday.

"He (Singh) will be discharged. He will not be in service now," Antony told reporters at a function to include US-built C-130J aircraft into the Indian Air Force.

The probe against Commodore Singh, who was at the helm of the Indian team in-charge of refit of the carrier in Russia, was involved in a relationship with a Russian woman.

Singh's explicit photographs with the woman were a part of the evidence used to indict him.

Singh was appointed the Indian warship production superintendent overseeing Gorshkov's refit in Russia from 2005 to 2007.

Even after returning to India, he continued to remain connected with the programme as the Principal Director (Aircraft Carrier Project) in New Delhi till mid-2009.

In April last year, he was relieved of his posting in the Defence Ministry's Directorate-General of Quality Assurance.