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After 36 years with Indian Navy, INS Ranjit gets decommissioned at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard

  • Completing its journey of 36 years, INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on Monday

  • Commissioned on 15 Sep 1983 by Cpt Vishnu Bhagwat in erstwhile USSR, the ship was used for yeoman service

  • It boasts of having the distinction of serving on both Eastern and Western seaboards

Visakhapatnam: Completing its journey of 36 years, INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on Monday. Commissioned on 15 September 1983 by Captain Vishnu Bhagwat in erstwhile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the ship was used for yeoman service.

 After 36 years with Indian Navy, INS Ranjit gets decommissioned at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard

File image of INS Ranjit. ANI

Apart from being a part of various naval operations including Operation Talwar, it also came to the rescue of the nation by participating in relief operations post the Tsunami in 2004. The ship sailed for 2190 days covering a distance of over 7,43,000 nautical miles which is as much as navigating the world 35 times.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi and present and former crew members of the ship.

The ship which has been under the command of Captain Vikram C Mehta since June 2017, also boasts of having the distinction of serving on both Eastern and Western seaboards.

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Updated Date: May 07, 2019 09:26:59 IST