INA Ajay decommissioned after 32 years of glorious service
INS Ajay was decommissioned on 19 September after rendering 32 years of glorious service to the nation.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The ceremony was traditionally held at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
The national flag, the ensign of the Navy and the ship's decommissioning pennant were lowered in its honour.
The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Western Naval Command and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief.
The first Commanding Officer of the ship, Vice Admiral AG Thapliyal AVSM Bar (Retd) was the Guest of Honour.
About INS Ajay :
It was commissioned on 24 January 1990 at Poti, Georgia, then USSR.
It was part of the 23rd Patrol Vessel Squadron under the operational control of Flag Officer Commanding, Maharashtra Naval Area.
The ship was in active naval service for over 32 years.
It participated in several naval operations including Operation Talwar during the Kargil War in 1999 and Operation Parakram in 2001.
India's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Cochin Shipyard in Kochi on September 2, 2022.
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