India`s first indigenous amphibious assault ship turns 25

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:35

Visakhapatnam: INS Magar, India`s first indigenous amphibious assault ship in Wednesday observed its 25th anniversary here.

Commissioned on this day in 1987 at Kolkata by Admiral R H Tahiliani, the then Chief of Naval Staff, it is the lead ship of its class.

The Landing Ship Tank (Large) of the Indian Navy can carry a variety of infantry combat vehicles, large trucks and troops, as well as a commando carrying helicopter for airborne induction.
It has participated in `Operation Pawan` during the IPFK campaign in Sri Lanka, and `Operation Madad` in the aftermath of Tsunami, where it evacuated over 1,300 stranded personnel from various islands in the Andaman and Nicobar.

First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 23:34

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