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Indian Navy bids adieu to world's oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat

Indian Navy bids adieu to world's oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat

Viraat has sailed under tow for the very last time from Kochi and is being towed to Mumbai, to be decommissioned soon.

INS Viraat embarks on farewell voyage to Kochi

India's magnificent second aircraft carrier, 'INS Viraat', which in its previous avatar led the British task force that retook the Falkland Islands in 1982, lifted anchor on Saturday afternoon for her final voyage from Mumbai to Kochi, powered by her own boilers, prior to her scheduled de-commissioning.

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INS Viraat an aircraft carrier of Indian Navy which has a prestigious record, decommissioned from the defence services.
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