INS Viraat is all set to bid goodbye to the Indian Navy and INS Vikrant is all set to join the force, said Navy Chief Sunil Lanba.
While adressing a Press Conference at INS Shikra (Mumbai), Lanba said ” INS Viraat after having done service for 29 years, it is scheduled to be de-inducted to the later part of the year.”
“Ministry has written to coastal states, we are waiting for a proposal to come from one of these states. Once proposal is sent to ministry, will see how Viraat can be converted into an aircraft carrier museum.”
On INS Vikrant induction, he mentioned that For INS Vikrant, we are in touch with Kochin Shipyard. It is due to be inducted by December 2018
On matter of allegations against a medical officer by a subordinate in Southern Command, Lanba said ” Just received BOI report,being analysed.”
Lauding Indian Navy efforts, Lanba said “we are continously working towards indigenisation,till date 200 ships have been constructed indigenously and 46 are still under construction.”