INS Khukri

INS Khukri decommissioning image
  • INS Khukri is an indigenous surface-to-surface missile fitted vessel.
  • It is the lead ship of the Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvettes.
  • It was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.
  • The ship was commissioned on 23 August 1989 in Mumbai.
  • After more than 32 glorious years of service to the nation, the ship was decommissioned in a solemn ceremony on 23 December 2021.

Interesting Facts about INS Khukri

  • INS Khukri is the first indigenously built missile corvette.
  • It is the second ship of the Navy to carry the name INS Khukri, the first having been lost during the 1971 Indo-Pak War off the coast of Diu.
  • As part of developing and revitalising the Khukri Memorial at Diu, the Diu Administration has a plan to develop the ship as a full-scale museum. It will be India’s 1st full warship museum.
  • It had the distinction of being part of both the Western and Eastern Fleets.

Latest News

  • INS Khukri, a decommissioned Warship, to be turned into Museum. It was handed over to the Diu Administration on 26 January 2022.

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