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INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir Decommissioned after 40 Years Service

INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir Decommissioned

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INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir Decommissioned after 40 Years Service

The Indian Navy Ships (INS) Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir were decommissioned on 12 January 2024 after rendering four decades of glorious service to the nation.

The decommissioning of INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir event was conducted at Port Blair in a traditional ceremony wherein the National Flag, the Naval Ensign and Decommissioning Pennants of the three ships were lowered for the last time, at sunset.

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INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir

Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir were built at Gdynia Shipyard, Poland as Polnocny class Landing Ships and were commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1984, 1985 and 1986 respectively, in presence of S K Arora (Cheetah and Guldar) and A K Das (Kumbhir) then Ambassadors of India to Poland.

These ships were in active Naval service for nearly 40 years, and collectively traversed about 17 lakh nautical miles whilst being at sea for over 12,300 days.

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Maritime Security Mission

During their service, Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir ships participated in numerous maritime security missions and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. 

Notable amongst them are their role during Operation Aman as part of IPKF operations and Operation Tasha a joint operation carried out between Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard in May 1990 to control smuggling of arms and ammunition and illegal immigration across Indian and Sri Lankan border and made stellar contributions in relief operations post 1997 cyclone off Sri Lanka and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

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INS Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir Decommissioned Ceremony

Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, AVSM, VM, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, AVSM, VSM, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Flag Officers, former Commanding Officers and commissioning crew of the three ships (Cheetah, Guldar and Kumbhir) attended the ceremonies at Port Blair.

Static Current Affairs related to Indian Navy for upcoming exams

  • Formation: 26 January 1950 (as current service); 5 September 1612 (as East India Company's Marine)
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Navy Day: 4 December
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Droupadi Murmu
  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): General Anil Chauhan
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral R. Hari Kumar
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS)Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi
  • Notable Commanders: Admiral S. M. Nanda, Admiral Sourendra Nath Kohli and Admiral Ram Dass Katari  

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