Mumbai, Apr 28: Two Indian Naval Ships 'Veer' and 'Nipat' were decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard here this evening.
The ceremony involved traditional last lowering of the ensign and commissioning pendents with playing of 'last post', an official release said. "INS Veer was the first ship of the 1241 RE class missile vessels. INS Veer and Nipat are the first two of this class to be decommissioned. Now eight ships of this category will remain," it said.
The ships played a significant role as the guardian of International Maritime Borderline off west coast of India and were extensively deployed during the Operations Vijay and Parakram.
The decommissioning ceremony was held in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. Ex-Commanding Officers of the ship as well as senior officers of the Western Naval Command also graced the occasion.