Indian Naval Ships Veer and Nipat decommissioned

Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat were decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The decommissioning ceremony of these ships was held in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.

Key facts

  • Both the ships belonged to the 1241 RE class missile vessels.
  • They had served under 22nd Killer Squadron and have completed 29 and 28 years of commissioned service respectively.
  • The ships had played a significant role as the guardian of International Maritime Borderline off west coast of India.
  • These ships are also the first of Veer Class of ships to be decommissioned from the Indian Navy.
  • In their service, they have participated in numerous operations and successfully completed many deployments.
  • They were extensively deployed during the Operations Vijay (1961) and Parakram (2001–2002) of the Indian Navy.

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