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Two minesweepers decommissioned by Indian Navy
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 5/10/2017 4:42:41 PM
Two minesweepers decommissioned by Indian Navy

Mumbai: Two minesweepers of Indian Navy, INS Karwar and INS Kakinada, were bid adieu at a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard here in presence of Navy Chief Sunil Lanba.

INS Karwar (M67), was the first of the 'Natya' class minesweepers acquired from the erstwhile USSR. Commissioned in the Indian Navy on July 14, 1986 at Riga, (now in Latvia), the ship operated from Vishakhapatnam till 2013 after which she was based at Mumbai.

INS Kakinada (M70), was the second of the class and also commissioned at Riga on December 23, 1986.Like its sister ship, Kakinada also operated from Vishakhapatnam till 2013 before shifting base port to Mumbai.

Both ships have rendered over 30 years of stellar service to the nation. The ships have undertaken countless minesweeping missions using both, the older mechanical sweeps as well as the modern side-scan sonars.


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भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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