New Delhi: INS Kukri, the first domestically built missile carrier, has retired from service after 32 years of distinguished service to the country.
Built on 23 August 1982 at the Masakan shipyard, the ship was dedicated to national service by the then Defense Minister KC Bandh and Sudha Mulla, wife of the late Captain Mahendranath Mulla.
The ship, with 28 commanding officers, traveled over 6,44,897 nautical miles. This equals 30 or 3 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
This ship is proud to have served in the Western and Eastern Naval Forces.
INS Kukri resigned yesterday after 32 years of distinguished service to the country.
Vice Admiral Biswajit Das Gupta, Commander Eastern Naval Command, was the special guest at the event in Visakhapatnam. The ship’s current and former commanding officers also took part in the event.