Is INS Viraat still in use?
INS Viraat was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 12 May 1987, and served for almost 30 years. In February 2015, the Navy stated that Viraat would be decommissioned the following year….INS Viraat.
|12 May 1987
|6 March 2017
|Out of service
|23 July 2016
What is INS Viraat recently in news?
INS Viraat was being dismantled in the Alang shipyard of Gujarat. New Delhi: The ongoing dismantling of aircraft carrier INS Viraat got the approval of the Supreme Court today, which dismissed a petition to stop it on the ground that the petition was too late.
Was INS Viraat dismantled in Gujarat?
AHMEDABAD: Around 30 per cent dismantling work of India’s decommissioned aircraft carrier ‘Viraat’ has been completed and the entire vessel would be dismantled in nine months, a Gujarat-based ship breaker has said.
Is INS Vikrant decommissioned?
In order to commemorate the legacy of INS Vikrant (decommissioned), the First IAC will be named as INS Vikrant. It is built at Cochin Shipyard Limited. It is currently undergoing sea trials and is likely to be commissioned in 2023.
When was INS Vikrant commissioned?
August 12, 2013INS Vikrant / Launched
Why INS Viraat was dismantled?
The private firm seeks to preserve the ship and make it into a museum, and moved the top court seeking direction to stop from it being dismantled. In July 2019, the Centre had informed Parliament that the decision to dismantle INS Viraat was taken after due consultation with the Indian Navy.
When was INS Vikrant decommissioned?
INS Vikrant (decommissioned): Beginning with INS Vikrant which served India from 1961 to 1997. India acquired the Vikrant from the United Kingdom in 1961, and the carrier played a stellar role in the 1971 war with Pakistan that led to the birth of Bangladesh. In 2014, INS Vikrant, was broken down in Mumbai.
Who defeated PNS Ghazi?
It is about the valour of the crew aboard the Indian submarine INS Karanj (S21), which destroyed the Pakistani PNS Ghazi when it ventured into Indian waters to destroy INS Vikrant on the shores of Visakhapatnam. At the 65th National Film Awards 2018, the film won the Best Feature Film in Telugu.
Who destroyed PNS Ghazi?
And the word went around that it was PNS Ghazi that exploded and sank. Various causes of her sinking were presumed, but the cause most widely believed and officially recorded was that Ghazi was destroyed and sunk by the depth charge fired at it by INS Rajput commanded by Lieutenant Commander Inder Singh Malik.