Missile destroyer 'INS Ranjit' taken out of service

VISHAKHAPATNAM: Front Line Rocket Destroyer Of The ' ' Was Dismantled On Monday At The, After 36 Years Of Service To The Indian Navy.

INS Ranjit, The Third Of The Five Kashin-class Destroyers Built By The Former USSR, Was Taken Into Use On September 15, 1983.

The Ship Was Dismantled During A Ceremonial Ceremony At The Naval Yard When The National Flag, The Sea Evening And The Commissioning Pennant Were Left.

The Main Guest Was Lieutenant Governor Andaman And Nicobar Islands , Admiral (Retd) Devendra Kumar Joshi, Who Was Also Part Of The Commissioning Crew.

The Ceremony Was Blessed By 16 Officers And 10 Sailors From The Commissioning Crew And 23 Former Commanders.

The Ship Was Hammered By 27 Commanders And The Last CO, Captain Vikram C Mehra, Has Been In Command Since 6 June 2017

Since Serving, INS Rajat Has Sailed 2190 Days, Good For More Than 7.43,000 Nautical Miles, Corresponding To 35 Times And 3.5 Times Sailing The Distance From The Earth To The Moon, The Release Said.

The Ship Was At The Forefront Of Major Naval Operations And Served Both At The Eastern And.

Apart From Naval Operations Such As ' On Talwar ' And Various Multinational Exercises, The Ship Participated In Relief Operations After Tsunami In 2004 And Hud-hud In 2014.

As A Recognition For The Service INS Ranjit Provided To The Country, The Ship Received Unit Citations From The Chief Of Naval Staff In 2003-04 And In 2009-10.