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INS Rajput To Be Decommissioned

INS Rajput Will Be Decommissioned:

INS Rajput will be Decommissioned on 21 May 2021 at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.

  • INS Rajput is the first destroyer of the Indian Navy.
  • INS Rajput, the lead ship of the Kashin-class destroyers built by the erstwhile USSR was commissioned on 04 May 1980
  • INS Rajput was constructed in the 61 Communards Shipyard in Nikolaev (present-day Ukraine) under her original Russian name ‘Nadezhny’ meaning ‘Hope’.
  • The keel of the ship was laid on 11 Sep 1976 and she was launched on 17 Sep 1977.
  • The ship was commissioned as INS Rajput on 04 May 1980 at Poti, Georgia by IK Gujral.