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Current Affairs Tips: Current affairs in exams like Bank, SSC, Police and UPSC and general knowledge Questions related to the Indian Army are definitely asked in the section. In this episode, today we will talk about INS Magar, which has retired from the Indian Navy after 36 years of illustrious service. It was the oldest landing ship of the Navy. Its length is 120 meters and width is 17.5 meters.
As per tradition, the Navy organized a ceremony to retire INS Magar. This event was organized at the Navy Base. It was retired under the supervision of Commander Hemant V Salunkhe. On this occasion, a big program was organized in honor of the present and former officers. Everyone shared their experiences related to INS Magar. Everyone had their own memories.
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When was the launch of INS Magar?
INS Magar was launched on 16 November 1984. It was formally made a part of the Indian Navy on July 18, 1987. The ship was commissioned by Admiral RH Tahiliani. This important vessel was built by Garden Reach Shipyard & Engineers Limited, Kolkata.
INS Magar did a great service to the country. Navy officers remember his contribution very fondly. Along with many maritime campaigns, exercises, it was also a part of many missions conducted by the country. The ship also participated in several war exercises with the Indian Army.
This ship brought more than four thousand Indians from other countries to the Indian soil during the COVID epidemic. During the Tsunami in 2004, this vessel played an important role in saving about 1300 lives.
What are some important ships of the Indian Navy?
INS Vikramaditya is currently the largest ship of the Indian Navy. 30 war planes, many helicopters are stationed on it. More than 1600 soldiers are deployed on this.
The area of INS Vikrant is two and a half acres. It can carry 30 aircraft with it. There are missiles on it. It has been manufactured at Cochin Shipyard.
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