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Officers-sailors attended decommissioned ceremony of INS Ranjit

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INS Ranjit, Indian Navy, HAL Chetak helicopter, Naval dockyard, Visakhapatnam, National news

New Delhi: INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer, was decommissioned at naval dockyard Visakhapatnam on Monday.

The decommissioning ceremony was attended by officers and sailors of the commissioning crew as well as others who were part of Ranjit’s voyage over the last 36 years.

 

INS Ranjit, Indian Navy, HAL Chetak helicopter, Naval dockyard, Visakhapatnam, National news

 

The chief guest for the decommissioning ceremony was Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi who is also Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Joshi was also a part of the commissioning crew. The commissioning ceremony was attended by 16 officers and 10 sailors from the commissioning crew and 23 erstwhile commanding officers.

 

After serving for 36-years INS Ranjit decommissioned with full ceremony:

 

The ship was commissioned on September 15, 1983 by Captain Vishnu Bhagwat in erstwhile USSR.

The ship was helmed by 27 commanding officers. The last commanding officer, Captain Vikram C Mehra, had been in command since Jun 6, 2017. The ship since its commissioning has sailed for 2,190 days covering a distance of over 7,43,000 nautical miles which is equivalent to navigating around the world 35 times and 3.5 times the distance from earth to moon.

 

INS Ranjit, Indian Navy, HAL Chetak helicopter, Naval dockyard, Visakhapatnam, National news

 

The ship had been at the forefront of major naval operations and had the distinction of serving on both Eastern and Western seaboards.

Apart from various naval operations like Op Talwar and various multinational exercises, the ship has also been a flag bearer of the Indian Navy’s benign role by participating in relief operations post Tsunami in 2004 and Hud-hud on 2014.

 

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Yogi meets filmmakers, invites them to UP

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Several filmmakers on Tuesday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath through video conferencing to discuss the film city project.

The Chief Minister shared a presentation with the guests and assured filmmakers of all help in film making in the state. He said that the proposed film city would be spread over 1,000 acres of land.

He said that Uttar Pradesh was the heart and hub of India — be it the Freedom Struggle movement, culture or mythology.

“We have Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura. There is Hastinapur which is related to Mahabharat. There is history and there is culture here,” he added.

The Chief Minister spoke about the state’s connectivity and said that the Jewar international airport project was underway and many new airports were on the anvil.

The Chief Minister also spoke about the Kumbh Mela organised by his government last year and said that the event had been appreciated worldwide.

Among those who attended the meeting included actor Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, singers Anup Jalota, Udit Narain and Kailash Kher, lyricist Manoj Muntashir, filmmakers Satish Kaushik, Subhash Ghai, David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Saundarya Rajnikanth, Raveena Tandon and Raju Srivastava, among others.

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