Decks cleared to convert INS Vikrant into museum

Finally decks for maritime museum on aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, have been cleared as the state government and the Centre have agreed on the cost-sharing formula for the project.

After the Vikrant was decommissioned in 1997, the Navy for emotional reasons didn’t want the carrier to be sent to the scrap yard and was looking for for suitable partner to look after its maintenance.

But as it couldn’t find a partner till 2001, the Navy decided to send the ship to the scrap yard. But due to public uproar, the state government decided to step in and convert it into a maritime museum.

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