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Monday, March 30, 2015

Viraat decommissioning will not hit operations

INS ViraatThe proposed decommissioning of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat next year will not affect the Navy’s operational plans, readiness or capability, says Vice-Admiral S.P.S. Cheema, outgoing chief of the Southern Naval Command.

Vice-Admiral Cheema will take over the Mumbai-based Western Command, the sword arm of the Navy, early next month.

Both carriers operated by the Navy — Viraat and Vikramaditya — are part of its potent Western Fleet.

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