INS Viraat says Goodbye – Sep 2020.
INS Viraat set sail from Mumbai to Alang in Gujarat on 21 Sep 2020 for its final resting place after being Decommissioned from Indian Navy in 2017. It will be broken and sold as scrap (What a Pity).
It served with Indian Navy for 30 Years and 27 Years with British Navy as HMS Hermes. It is longest serving Aircraft Carrier in the World
It operated fixed wing British Made Sea harriers and Helicopters like Sea Kings and Chetaks . It took part in OP Parakram in 2002 -02 and OP Pawan in 1987-89. It has been at Sea for 2258 Days.