In the proceedings conducted through video-conferencing, the bench refused to accept submissions of Rupali Sharma, representative of Envitech Marine, that this is a 'national treasury' and needed to be saved
Indian Navy aircraft carrier 'Viraat' makes last journey to Gujarat, to be broken down and sold as scrap
The aircraft carrier served the Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in 2017. None of the attempts to convert 'Viraat' into a museum or a restaurant were successful
Bipin Rawat puts third aircraft carrier on backburner citing costs; a look at how absence of the behemoth will impact Indian Navy
Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Monday reignited an age-old debate over the domination of aircraft carriers over submarines and vice versa by indicating that the Indian Navy's long-standing demand for a third supercarrier will be on the backburner for a while
From 'Main bhi chowkidar' to 'dictionary of love', how the BJP hijacked Opposition' slogans to its advantage
Many other statements by Opposition leaders also ended up helping the BJP as people found them to be in bad taste.
Sonia Gandhi knew of Rajiv’s assassination plot, her husband had ‘drinking problems’: WhatsApp groups awash with rumours about ex-PM
An investigation of 20 WhatsApp groups has revealed slander, abuse and conspiracies directed at Rajiv Gandhi started circulating on BJP-leaning groups on 6 May, a day after Narendra Modi said that Gandhi had died as 'bhrashtachari number 1'
Narendra Modi doesn't like the name 'Khan Market', Congress mocks Narendra Modi after jibe at Lutyens' elite; Twitterati trolls PM
The Congress on Sunday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that his image as the prime minister had not been created by the 'Khan Market gang', and could not be 'dismantled'.
'No doubt it was a vacation, every officer knew that': Navy veterans backing Modi's claim on Rajiv's use of INS Viraat tell Firstpost
Firstpost spoke to former navy Commander VK Jaitly and former Lieutenant Commander Harinder Sikka, who appeared on television channels and backed Narendra Modi's claim
Did Rajiv Gandhi use INS Viraat as his 'personal taxi' like Modi says? Some facts are known, others not yet
Former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi is suddenly in the centre of a political controversy after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a slew of allegations against the former prime minister in his campaign rallies last week.
I was Captain of INS Viraat in 1987 when Rajiv, Sonia, Rahul went to Lakshadweep, there were no foreigners on board, says Vinod Pasricha
Vice Admiral (retired) Vinod Pasricha, who was the captain of INS Viraat in December 1987, categorically denied that former prime minister and late Rajiv Gandhi had used this warship as his 'personal taxi' to enjoy a vacation in the island of Lakshadweep as alleged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
INS Viraat row: Two navy veterans back Modi's claim, state Rajiv Gandhi used naval resources after ex-admiral claimed otherwise
Laxminarayan Ramdas refuted Narendra Modi's claim that the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had used Indian Naval Ship (INS) Viraat as a 'personal taxi'.
'Why take Canadian citizen Akshay Kumar aboard INS Sumitra?': Congress' Divya Spandana slams Narendra Modi
Divya Spandana's attack on Narendra Modi came a day after he accused late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of using warship INS Viraat as a "personal taxi" for a family holiday.
Congress' Pawan Khera rebuts Narendra Modi's remarks on Rajiv Gandhi using INS Viraat as 'personal taxi for family vacations'
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said Narendra Modi had tried to shift the blame for "his foolish acts" in the last five years to late Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi and also Jawaharlal Nehru.
Narendra Modi's Rajiv Gandhi jibe prompts political war of words; Congress accuses PM of insulting the dead
Political discourse usually stoops to many levels during elections when stakes are high. The latest affront over former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi has both the national parties — Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party — going at each other's throats.
Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat as 'personal taxi' during tenure as PM, says Narendra Modi at Delhi rally
At the BJP rally held at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Gandhi family of using INS Viraat as a “personal taxi” for 10 days when his family and his in-laws took a vacation
The significance of 4 December, which is celebrated as the Indian Navy Day, is unparalleled in independent India’s military history.
Maharashtra, Goa and Andhra Pradesh wish to preserve decommissioned carrier INS Viraat, says navy official
The event had marked the end of an era of INS Viraat being the flagship of the Indian Navy.
Andhra Pradesh hopes to convert de-commissioned INS Viraat into tourist hotspot: Issues tender notices
Andhra Pradesh hopes to convert the recently de-commissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat into a "dedicated tourist attraction".
Is an aircraft carrier that costs billions of dollars really needed for a nation’s security, particularly for a developing country like India?
After serving the Indian Navy for three decades, INS Viraat was decommissioned from active service on Monday. With the aircraft carrier put into retirement, India now has only one aircraft carrier — INS Vikramaditya.
The majestic INS Viraat, the world's oldest serving aircraft carrier, sailed into pages of history on Monday with the final lowering of the Naval Ensign and Commissioning Pendant in a solemn ceremony at sundown.