Maharashtra govt writes to Rajnath Singh, offers to help preserve INS Viraat

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 14, 2020 7:53:50 pm

INS Viraat is the second aircraft carrier to be broken in India in the last six years. (Express photo/Nirmal Harindran)

With dismantling of INS Viraat being carried out at the Alang ship-breaking yard, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Monday wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, saying the Maharashtra government was “happy to cooperate in restoring and preserving the historical ship”.  The Rajya Sabha MP also requested Singh’s immediate intervention to “grant NOC to preserve INS Viraat”.

Chaturvedi said INS Viraat served as India’s aircraft carrier for nearly 30 years. “It has been the pride of our seas and our Indian Navy. To see it sold as scrap and dismembered will be a huge disservice to our naval legacy. With RM’s NOC, a memorial on INS Viraat will be a reality,” her post read.

“It was with great sadness and concern (that) I read that the…

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