|Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat|
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat after hearing a petition by a firm seeking to convert the ship into a maritime museum and multi-functional adventure centre. The apex court also issued notice to the company that bought the ship from the government to be made into scrap.
Frequentaly Asked Questions (FAQ's) About INS Viraat
Where is INS Viraat now?
INS Viraat, the world's longest serving warship, is moving towards the same fate as its predecessor Vikrant, with its dismantling now in progress even as a private firm is making a last-ditch attempt to instead convert it into a museum. INS Viraat was decommissioned in 2017.
Is INS Viraat aircraft carrier?
INS Viraat (Sanskrit: Virāṭa meaning Giant) was a Centaur-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. ... It was sold to India in 1987. INS Viraat was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 12 May 1987, and served for almost 30 years.