Ship was built in 1989
New Delhi, Dec. 24 (Delhi Crown): India’s first indigenously built Missile Corvettes “INS Khukri” has been decommissioned after 32 years of glorious service.
The decommissioning ceremony took place on Thursday (Dec. 23) at Visakhapatnam.
During the ship’s solemn ceremony, the national flag, naval ensign, and the decommissioning pennant were lowered at sunset in the presence of Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, the Chief Guest for the ceremony and commanding officers of the ship.
The corvette was built by the Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders in August 1989 and had the distinction of being part of both the Western and Eastern Fleets.
During her service, the ship was commanded by 28 Commanding Officers and traversed a distance of over 6,44,897 nautical miles, which is equivalent to navigating around the world 30 times or 3 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.