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Indian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat Set To Become A Luxury Adventure Centre

After almost 60 years of service, India’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat will be developed into an adventure tourism centre. It has set sail on its farewell journey.

The world’s oldest operational aircraft carrier on Friday reached Paradip port in Odisha for the very first time. Here, it hosted the NCC cadets on board. The ship will now move to Kakinada Port and from there to Chennai and finally reach Mumbai. “The operational cycle of the ship ends in Mumbai,” Navy sources said. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had recently said there is a proposal by the defence ministry to develop the aircraft carrier as a tourist centre once it is decommissioned.

Naidu said a joint venture will be set up by Andhra Pradesh government, Indian Navy and a private organization to take up tourism-related activities on the warship.

These activities would include yachting, sea sports, sailing, gliding and cruising, he said, adding the aircraft carrier’s 1,500 rooms could be used to house tourists. The ship had first served the British Navy for over 30 years, before being bought by India. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987 after undergoing extensive refits. INS Viraat, which also saw action in the Falklands War and was India’s sole carrier for over a decade, attended the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam last week.

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