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SC stays dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier 'Viraat'

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New Delhi, Feb 10: The Supreme Court Wednesday ordered status quo on the dismantling of India''s decommissioned aircraft carrier ''Viraat'' which was in service with the Indian Navy for nearly three decades.

SC stays dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and others seeking their responses on a plea filed by a firm which seeks preservation of the ship from being dismantled and for creating it as a museum.

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The centaur-class aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, was in service with the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017.

The Centre had in July 2019 informed the Parliament that decision to scrap Viraat was taken after due consultation with the Indian Navy.

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