Union Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and fertilizers bid adieu to Ex-INS Viraat in a ceremony at Alang in Gujarat.
• Viraat which was decommissioned from the Indian Navy after 30 years of glorious service, reached Alang for recycling.
• INS Viraat, the second Centaur-Class aircraft carrier in service which has spent 30 years in the Indian Navy and 27 years in the Royal Navy, was decommissioned on 6th March, 2017.
• INS Viraat holds the world record as mentioned in the Guinness Book of records for being the longest serving warship of the world.
• Alang in Gujrat is one of the world’s biggest ship recycling yards where around 30% of the global ships (250-280) are recycled annually.