Company files petition in Bombay High Court to save decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat from being broken up for scrap – company filed petition in Bombay High Court to save ‘INS Virat’ from breaking


A petition has been filed in the court to save INS Virat from breaking.

The company has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court to protect the Navy’s ‘service-free’ warship Virat from being converted into junk. The warship ‘Virat’ was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987 and remained in service until 2017. In July this year, the ship-breaking company Sriram Group bought it for Rs 38.54 crore. Expectations of an out-of-service warship ‘Virat’ to become a museum are waning as it is being torn down. The buying company has started moving the vessel to its scrap yard in Alang, Gujarat after waiting for nearly three weeks. Mumbai-based private company Invitech Marine Consultants Pvt Ltd last month sent ‘Virat’ to the museum. The change was expressed but the company has not received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in this regard from the Ministry of Defense.

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