Mumbai: Indian Navy frigate INS Ganga will be placed in non-operational category from Sunday, followed by decommissioning, after 32 years of service.
INS Ganga is a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy and was built in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Limited. INS Ganga was commissioned on December 30, 1985.
The Godavari class was the first significant indigenous warship design and development initiative of the Indian Navy.
In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Navy ships were sent to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean on Friday with an aim to underscore India’s peaceful presence in the strategically key region.
During the visit, INS Sahyadri and INS Kamorta will visit Jakarta from May 26 to 30, and Surabaya from June 1 to 5. “The visit of the Indian naval ships seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain,” Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said.