23 October, Kochi
INS VIRAAT, the oldest war ship which was decommissioned , pulled out from Kochi by tugs to Mumbai Sunday.
A ceremonial send off was given to INS VIRAAT at Ernakulam Wharf,Kochi with Naval Band playing.
The ageing 750 feet long giant as the name signifies served Indian Navy with distinction for almost three decades.
The career played a major role in the Operation Jupiter in 1989 and Operation Vijay in the kargil. The ship hold the Guinness Record for being the oldest serving ship.