- The Indian Navy’s frontline missile destroyer,INS Ranjit will be decommissioned at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam after having served for 36 years.
- INS Ranjit was the third of the five Kashin-class destroyers built by erstwhile USSR.
- INS Ranjit was commissioned on 24 November 1983 by the Indian Navy.It is the third of the five Rajput-class destroyers built for the Indian Navy.
- The ship was at the forefront of major naval operations and served on both the Eastern and Western seaboards.
- Apart from naval operations like ‘Op Talwar’ and various multinational exercises,the ship participated in relief operations post Tsunami in 2004 and Cyclone Hud-hud in 2014.
- In recognition of the service rendered by INS Ranjit to the nation,the ship was awarded Unit Citations by the Chief of Naval Staff in 2003-04 and in 2009-10.
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