INS Magar : Decommissioned
INS Magar, the lead ship of Magar-class amphibious warfare vessels of the Indian Navy, was recently decommissioned after 36 years of service.
- INS Magar is the oldest Landing Ship Tank (Large) of the Indian Navy.
- It is the lead ship of Magar-class amphibious warfare vessels of the Indian Navy.
- The ship was indigenously built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata.
- It had the unique distinction of being the first indigenous ship of the Indian Navy.
- It was launched on 16 November 1984 and commissioned into the Indian Navy on 18 July 1987 by late Admiral R H Tahiliani.
- It has been named after a species of crocodile.
- The crest design depicts a Brown coloured crocodile with its mouth open swimming over White and Blue ocean waves.
- The ship has a displacement of 5,600 tonnes, a length of 125 metres, a beam of 17 metres.