INS Ranjit, an Indian navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR, is set to be decommissioned. The third of the five Kashin-class destroyers, it was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered service to the Navy for over 36 years.
The ship will be decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at the Naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. The ceremony will be attended by personnel who have served onboard the INS Ranjit in the past, and officers and sailors from the commissioning crew.
Source: Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:
- INS Ranjit was constructed as Yard 2203 in the 61 Communards shipyard in the town of Nikolev in present-day Ukraine.
- The keel of the ship was laid on June 29, 1977, launched on June 16, 1979, and commissioned as INS Ranjit on September 15, 1983.