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Watch: INS Viraat’s final journey to Gujarat, served Indian Navy for 29 years

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Published on September 19, 2020 - Duration: 01:39s

Watch: INS Viraat’s final journey to Gujarat, served Indian Navy for 29 years

Indian Navy's decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat on Saturday set sail for the last time, on way to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be broken down and sold as scrap.

The aircraft carrier served the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017.

It had served in the UK's Royal Navy as HMS Hermes and was named INS Viraat after being inducted in the Indian Navy in 1987.

There were attempts to convert 'Viraat' into a museum or a restaurant, but none of the plans fructified.

Under the Indian flag, Viraat played a crucial role in military operations such as Operation Jupiter, Operation Parakram and Operation Vijay.

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City in Gujarat, India


Annexation of Goa

Indian Army operation in December 1961 to annex Goa into Indian Republic

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