INS Viraat to become museum

Why it is in news?

  • The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for refurbishing INS Viraat will be ready in a fortnight and it will be then submitted to the Union government.  


  • The Andhra Pradesh government intends to convert the Navy’s warhorse aircraft carrier into a museum and a hotel in the sea, depending on the logistics.
  • The ship will be brought to Kakinada for refurbishment as soon as the DPR is approved by the Union government.
  • Based on the suggestions and inputs by the Chief Minister, preparation of the DPR would be finalised, according to sources in the Secretariat.
  • It would cost between ₹15 crore and ₹20 crore to bring INS Viraat from Mumbai to Kakinada
  • According to the Navy, the ship cannot be dragged onto the land and has to be kept afloat.

 Source: The Hindu


Posted by Jawwad Kazi on 30th Oct 2017