INS Akshay and Nishank decommissioned after 32 years of glorious service
INS Akshay and INS Nishank were decommissioned on 4 June after rendering excellent service to the nation for 32 years.
The ceremony was conducted at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in a traditional ceremony.
INS Nishank and INS Akshay were constructed and commissioned at Poti Shipyard in Georgia.
These fine and lethal warships were inducted in the Indian Navy in 1989 and 1990.
INS Nishank and Akshay were part of 22 Missile Vessel Squadron and 23 Patrol Vessel Squadron respectively under the control of Flag Officer Commanding, Maharashtra Naval Area.
Both participated in several naval operations including Operation Talwar during the Kargil War and Operation Parakram in 2001.
Operation Parakram was launched consequent to the Parliament attack in 2001.
INS Nishank, the fourth of the Veer class missile corvette killers, will be displayed as a war relic at a historic place.
It was inducted into the Indian Navy on 12 September 1989.
It is a Veer class corvette ship, it has a length of 184 feet and a beam of 34 feet.
It used to move in the sea at a speed of 59 kilometres per hour.
It had 4 P-15 Termit missiles.
It was inducted into the Navy on 10 December 1990.
It is an Abbey class corvette battleship
It is 183.7 feet long, has a beam height of 33 feet and a draft of 11 feet.
This warship used to move in the sea at a speed of 52 kilometres per hour.
It had 1 quad surface to air missile Strela-2M, 1 AK-76 machine gun, 4 torpedo tubes.
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