India's first indigenous amphibious assault ship turns 25
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.