Supreme Court docket on Wednesday stayed dismantling of the decommissioned plane service INS Viraat. The apex court docket was listening to a petition by a agency searching for to transform the ship right into a maritime museum and multi-functional journey centre.
In December final 12 months, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and sought his quick intervention to grant NOC (no objection certificates) to protect decommissioned plane service INS Viraat. She additionally requested the central authorities to make the long-lasting service a memorial of India’s nationalism, patriotism and satisfaction.
INS Viraat, the world’s longest-serving warship, was decommissioned by the Indian Navy 4 years in the past. It was the second centaur-class plane service that was in service with the Indian Navy for 30 years earlier than being decommissioned in March 2017. There have been proposals up to now to protect it as a maritime museum.
The warship, which was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987, was bought by Shree Ram Group for a sum of ₹38.54 crore at an public sale in July this 12 months.