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INS KHUKRI HANDED OVER TO DIU ADMINISTRATION

INS KHUKRI HANDED OVER TO DIU ADMINISTRATION

Context:

On January 26, 2022, INS KHUKRI, the Indian Navy's Khukri class corvettes, was handed over to the Diu administration.

Key Points:

  • The ship began under Indian Navy ships from Visakhapatnam and landed in Diu on January 14, 2022.
  • The ship is handed over to Diu authorities following the latter's 2019 request to the Ministry of Defence for a decommissioned naval vessel for public display as part of the development and revitalization of the Khukri Memorial.

About INS KHUKRI:

  • The ship had the distinction of being a part of both the Western and Eastern fleets. 
  • Mazagon Dock Limited built it.
  • On August 23, 1989, the ship was commissioned in Mumbai by Krishna Chandra Pant, then-Minister of Defence.
  • After more than 32 years of operation and participation in all forms of military service, the ship decommissioned on December 23, 2021, in the presence of Eastern Command Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta.

Service by INS KHUKRI:

  • Twenty-eight commanding officers commanded the ship during her service.
  • INS Khukri traversed a distance of over 6,44,897 nautical miles, equivalent to navigating the earth 30 or three times the distance between the earth and the moon.

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