Indian Navy decommissioned INS Veer and INS Nipat

Apr 30, 2016 12:07 IST

Indian Navy on 28 April 2016 decommissioned Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat at a ceremony in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. They both are of VEER class corvettes.

The ceremony involved the lowering of the ensign and commissioning pennents with playing of last post. It was held in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.

INS Veer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 26 March 1987 with the pennent number K 40 while, INS Nipat was brought into Navy on 5 December 1988 with pennent number K 42.


Both the ships served as the guardians of International Maritime Border off west coast of India and beonged to the 1241 RE class missile vessels.

They served under 22nd Killer Squadron and completed 29 and 28 years of commissioned service respectively.

These ships are also the first of Veer Class of ships to be decommissioned from the Indian Navy.

They were deployed extensively during the Operations Vijay (1961) and Parakram (2001–2002) of the Indian Navy.

The Other ships in the Veer class are Nirbhik, Nishank, Nirghat, Vibhuti, Vipul, Vinash, Vidyut, Nashak, Pralaya, Prabal

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Who: INS Veer and INS Nipat

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When: 28 April 2016

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