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End Of Voyage: Missile Destroyer INS Ranjit To Be Decommissioned on May 06

India | News18 | May 3, 2019, 1:25 pm
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 On May 06, a glorious era of INS Ranjit being the frontline missile destroyer of the Indian Navy is going to end. INS Ranjit, the third of the five Kashin-class destroyers built by erstwhile USSR was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered yeoman service to the Indian Navy for over 36 years. The ship will now be decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. The ceremony will be attended by personnel who have served onboard INS Ranjit in the past and will also include officers and sailors from the commissioning crew. (Image: Special Arrangement)

On May 06, a glorious era of INS Ranjit being the frontline missile destroyer of the Indian Navy is going to end. INS Ranjit, the third of the five Kashin-class destroyers built by erstwhile USSR was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered yeoman service to the Indian Navy for over 36 years. The ship will now be decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. The ceremony will be attended by personnel who have served onboard INS Ranjit in the past and will also include officers and sailors from the commissioning crew. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 INS Ranjit was constructed as Yard 2203 in the 61 Communards shipyard in the town of Nikolaev in Ukraine. The keel of the ship was laid on 29 Jun 1977 and she was launched on 16 June 1979. (Image: Special Arrangement)

INS Ranjit was constructed as Yard 2203 in the 61 Communards shipyard in the town of Nikolaev in Ukraine. The keel of the ship was laid on 29 Jun 1977 and she was launched on 16 June 1979. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 In her glorious service to the nation, the ship has raised and groomed many admirals who even went on to become the Chiefs of Naval Staff. She has been manned by 27 commissions with the last commission taking charge of the ship on 06 Jun 2017. As the sun sets on 06 May 19, the Naval Ensign and the Commissioning pennant will be lowered for the last time onboard INS Ranjit, symbolising the end of the Ranjit era in the Indian Navy. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In her glorious service to the nation, the ship has raised and groomed many admirals who even went on to become the Chiefs of Naval Staff. She has been manned by 27 commissions with the last commission taking charge of the ship on 06 Jun 2017. As the sun sets on 06 May 19, the Naval Ensign and the Commissioning pennant will be lowered for the last time onboard INS Ranjit, symbolising the end of the Ranjit era in the Indian Navy. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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