Indian Navy and Smart Kalyan Dombivli Corporation Ltd (SKDCL) signed a MoU on 02 Nov 22 to display decommissioned
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Indian Navy and Smart Kalyan Dombivli Corporation Ltd (SKDCL) signed a MoU on 02 Nov 22 to display decommissioned Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft T-80 as a memorial at Durgadi Sea Fort Kalyan to commemorate 365th anniversary of establishment of Maratha Navy by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Indian Navy was represented at the event by officers of HQ Maharashtra Naval Area. SKDCL was represented by Mr. Prahlad Rode, CEO SKDCL and his team.
The INFAC T-80 was decommissioned on 07 Oct 21 at HQWNC after rendering yeoman service of 23 years. Built by M/s IAl Ramta at Israel, the vessel was commissioned on 24 Jun 98. She was specifically designed for shallow water operations and patrolled extensively to provide security to Mumbai High Offshore Development Area and the coast of Maharashtra.
Even after her decommissioning, T-80 will continue serving the country and inspire Indian youth visiting the Naval Museum at Durgadi Fort, Kalyan. The memorial will also showcase the state’s rich maritime history, especially the roles played in it by the Maratha Navy and Indian Navy
Indian Navy had previously erected the decommissioned warship ex-Prabal at Essel world. It now installs ex-T-80 at Durgadi Fort, Kalyan to spread sea consciousness amongst the local populace. Signing of the MoU reiterates the Indian Navy’s connect with people and history of Maharashtra.
Source -PRO Defence Mumbai/CY