INS Viraat

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  • September 1, 2020
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INS Viraat

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Security

In News:

  • INS Viraat will be scrapped at a ship breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat soon.
  • INS Viraat holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest serving warship of the world.
  • It is a Centaur class aircraft carrier. 
  • It played a major role in Operation Jupiter in 1989 during the Sri Lankan Peacekeeping operation. 
  • It also saw action during Operation Parakram in 2001-2002, post the terrorist attack on Parliament.
  • The indigenous Advance Light Helicopters ‘Dhruv’ and the Russian twin rotor Kamov-31 have also operated from the ship.
  • It was decommissioned in March 2017. 

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