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INS Sandhayak: Decommissioned

INS Sandhayak: Decommissioned:

INS Sandhayak, the Indian Navy’s oldest Hydrographic Survey Vessel was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam after serving the nation for 40 glorious years.

  • INS Sandhayak undertook over 200 major hydrographic surveys.
  • The ship also took part in important operations like
    • Op Pawan in Sri Lanka, 1987,
    • Op Rainbow for Humanitarian Assistance in the aftermath of the Tsunami in 2004 and
    • the maiden Indo-US HADR Exercise Tiger-Triumph in 2019.
  • The Sandhayak-class survey ships are a series of eight vessels built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata and Goa Shipyard, Ltd., Vasco for the Indian Navy.