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