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File photo of INS Viraat, oldest serving aircraft carrier.

INS Viraat's dismantling to be kept on hold, says Supreme Court to owner

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:20 PM IST
INS Viraat, India’s first aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987, was decommissioned in 2017.
Mumbai: INS Viraat on its way to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be dismantled and sold as scrap, in Mumbai, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The naval ship has served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned three years ago. (PTI Photo)(PTI19-09-2020_000173B) (PTI)
Mumbai: INS Viraat on its way to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be dismantled and sold as scrap, in Mumbai, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The naval ship has served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned three years ago. (PTI Photo)(PTI19-09-2020_000173B) (PTI)

SC stays dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:38 PM IST
The aircraft carrier INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987 and decommissioned in 2017.
Though there is an offer to convert the warship into a museum it awaits a No Objection Certificate from the Defence Ministry for transfer of the ship, Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Though there is an offer to convert the warship into a museum it awaits a No Objection Certificate from the Defence Ministry for transfer of the ship, Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Save aircraft carrier Viraat from dismantling: Shiv Sena to Centre

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:30 AM IST
In a letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, party MP and spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi stated, “It would be a crying shame if we let go our history without giving the benefit of knowledge to our future generation.
Indian Navy's decommissioned warship aircraft carrier INS Viraat being towed away by boats while ship's final journey to the Alang Ship breaking yard in Gujarat, from the naval dockyard in Mumbai on September 19, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Indian Navy's decommissioned warship aircraft carrier INS Viraat being towed away by boats while ship's final journey to the Alang Ship breaking yard in Gujarat, from the naval dockyard in Mumbai on September 19, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Ready to sell Navy’s former aircraft carrier INS Viraat for Rs 100 crore: Mumbai firm

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:26 AM IST
INS Viraat, the world’s longest serving warship that was decommissioned by the Indian Navy three years ago, arrived at Alang in Gujarat from Mumbai last week for dismantling.
Decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Viraat during its last journey from Naval Dockyard to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be dismantled, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Viraat during its last journey from Naval Dockyard to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be dismantled, in Mumbai.(PTI)

In pictures: INS Viraat’s three decades of service

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:12 PM IST
INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in the year 1987. It was commissioned on May 12, 1987 at Plymouth in the United Kingdom.
The ship was brought by Shree Ram Group for Rs 38.54 crore in an auction conducted by the Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited last month(File photo)
The ship was brought by Shree Ram Group for Rs 38.54 crore in an auction conducted by the Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited last month(File photo)

Iconic INS Viraat makes final journey to Alang ship breaking yard

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:20 PM IST
After numerous pleas and offers to convert the iconic vessel into a naval museum went unheard, the ship was towed to the breaking yard at Alang in Bhavnagar in Gujarat
The e-auction of INS Viraat was conducted on Tuesday, between 12pm and 4pm, by MSTC(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT FILE Photo)
The e-auction of INS Viraat was conducted on Tuesday, between 12pm and 4pm, by MSTC(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT FILE Photo)

INS Viraat remains unsold; another auction likely soon

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 03:06 AM IST
According to state-owned, e-commerce company, Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited (MSTC), another auction will be held to sell the aircraft carrier.
INS Viraat was towed to Mumbai from Kochi in October.(HT File)
INS Viraat was towed to Mumbai from Kochi in October.(HT File)

INS Viraat, Navy’s ‘grand old lady’, to go under the hammer

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:28 AM IST
Known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’, INS Viraat entered service with the Indian Navy in 1987 and was decommissioned in 2017 after spending spent nearly 2,250 days at sea, sailing 5,88,288 nautical miles.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Exclusive | ‘Narendra Modi is obsessed with my family’: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi denied that his father, the late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, had gone for a holiday on a warship, a day after PM Modi alleged that the latter had used the INS Viraat as a “personal taxi” for family vacations.
Gandhi says he doesn’t want to respond to the flurry of attacks on his father during the election campaign of 2019.(HT Photo)
Gandhi says he doesn’t want to respond to the flurry of attacks on his father during the election campaign of 2019.(HT Photo)

‘Aircraft carrier not cruise ship’: Rahul Gandhi jabs PM on Viraat vacation

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi admits that he did visit INS Viraat with his father, late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, but adds that it was an official trip, not a holiday.
INS Viraat, an aircraft carrier, was decommissioned two years ago.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT FILE Photo)
INS Viraat, an aircraft carrier, was decommissioned two years ago.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT FILE Photo)

Rajiv Gandhi boarded INS Viraat as PM, says ex-ship captain

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Vice Admiral Vinod Pasricha (retd), who was then the captain of INS Viraat, said Rajiv Gandhi boarded the warship in his capacity as the PM that December, spent two nights on board, and that no foreigners accompanied him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP file photo)

PM Modi’s claim on Rajiv Gandhi misusing INS Viraat wrong: Ex-Navy chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Addressing an election rally here on Wednesday, Modi said the former prime minister used INS Viraat as a private taxi and his in-laws were onboard the aircraft carrier.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

‘Made IAF jets your taxis’: Congress hits back at PM Modi over INS Viraat remark

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Modi had pointed out that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had misused INS Viraat in an apparent reply to the Congress’ accusation that he referred to the country’s armed forces as his own.
The Kaamdars use India’s Naval assets to strike at terror, tweeted Arun Jaitley(REUTERS)
The Kaamdars use India’s Naval assets to strike at terror, tweeted Arun Jaitley(REUTERS)

‘Kaamdaar vs naamdaar’: Arun Jaitley uses INS Viraat reference to attack Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Modi had lashed out at the Congress for saying that he should not refer to the country’s armed forces as his own and pointed out that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had misused INS Viraat.
The Maharashtra cabinet has given nod for converting decommissioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, into a museum.(File Photo / Defence PRO)
The Maharashtra cabinet has given nod for converting decommissioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, into a museum.(File Photo / Defence PRO)

INS Viraat, world’s oldest aircraft carrier, may soon turn into museum

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Before it was decommissioned at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard in March 2017, INS Viraat was the last British-built ship serving in the Indian Navy. Viraat was sold to India in 1987, and served the Navy in several crucial operations till 2016.
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