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INS Khukri

INS Khukri:

INS Khukri, the first of the indigenously built Missile Corvettes, was decommissioned after 32 years of glorious service on 23 Dec 2021. The ship solemn ceremony was held at Visakhapatnam.

  • The corvette was built by the Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders on 23 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.
  • The ship was affiliated with the Gorkha Brigade of the Indian Army.