Published on: January 28, 2022
Alderetes Decommissioned INS Khukri to be converted into museum. The Navy vessel handed over to Diu administration
- Missile Corvette are agile high-speed ships and have considerable firepower. They are ideal for a littoral environment.
- INS Khukri was built in 1989 indigenously by the Mazagaon Dock
- When it was in the Indian Navy, this missile corvette had travelled a distance of over 6,44,897 nautical miles that is almost three times distance between the Earth and the Moon/ is equivalent to navigating 30 times round the globe.
- The Indian Navy has four corvettes namely INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt, INS Kiltan and INS Kavaratti that were commissioned in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020 respectively.