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INS Viraat

INS Viraat served in the British Navy as HMS Hermes between 1959 and 1984. It was later commissioned into the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in 2017. The aircraft carrier was to be dismantled by a shipbreaker in Gujarat. The Supreme Court ordered stopping of futher dismantling of this ship in response ..

SC stays dismantling of INS Viraat

The Supreme Court have put a stay on the dismantling of the INS Viraat that was decommissioned recently. This decision was taken in the backdrop to restore the everlasting glory of this legendary warship of the Indian Navy. Background The SC’s stay on the dismantling while hearing a petition filed by a firm. The firm ..

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INS Viraat: Key Facts

INS Viraat is an aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy that is currently being broken apart at Alang ship-breaking yard, Gujarat. It is noted for its participation in Operation Jupiter and Operation Parakram. It was decommissioned in 2017. There have been offers to convert it into a maritime museum. But the warship has been sold ..

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Fact in Focus : INS Vikrant

The first aircraft carrier constructed wholly in India, the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is now in the advanced stages of construction and is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy for further trials and tests. Points to remember The IAC will be christened as the INS Vikrant in the service of the Indian Navy. ..

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Fact in Focus : INS Viraat

After an illustrious and varied service life in the Indian navy, the aircraft carrier INS Viraat had been decommissioned by the Navy in 2017 and had since been looking for any place to be berthed as a museum/entertainment venue. Though some interest was shown by the state governments of Goa, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra, no ..

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INS Vishal: India, UK in talks to replicate Naval Supercarrier

According to reports, India is in talks with the United Kingdom (UK) for building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier that would be replicate (copycat version) of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier as part of ongoing ‘Make in India’ negotiations. It will be named ‘INS Vishal’ in 2022 and will become Indian Navy’s largest warship. ..

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