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Warships opened to public in Kolkata

By Abdul Nisar

Kolkata, Nov.18 (ANI): The Indian Navy has allowed people to visit its two war ships, INS Airavat and INS Savitri, in Kolkata to spread awareness about its functions.

The ships have been opened to the public to acquaint the people with the role and the activities the Navy.

The two days event is being held in connection with the Navy Week Celebrations, which is held to celebrate the Navy Day on December 4, the day on which the Indian Navy attacked the Pakistani coast in the 1971 war.

The INS Airavat plays a vital role in the Indian Navy and it is used for landing operations, helps to land troops and tanks to support the Army operations among others.

With a capacity of lifting 500 troops, 10 tanks and 11 combat trucks, the ship is indeed a logistical marvel on the high seas.

The INS Savitri is used for offshore patrolling on the sea. The ship has also been deployed for various expeditionary missions and has taken patrols off Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius. Savitri also carries Chetak, Sea King and Kamov 28 helicopters. By Ajitha Menon (ANI)

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