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SOURCE: API

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ajay, which was forward-deployed in crucial operations like Op Talwar during the Kargil War in 1999, Op Parakram in 2001, and post-Uri attack in 2017 will be decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in south Mumbai on September 19 after 32 years of exemplary service to the country.

INS Ajay has been a part of the 23rd Patrol Vessel Squadron during her service, and she has been under the operational command of the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area.

The submarine hunter has successfully carried out her principal duty of protecting our coastlines by engaging in anti-submarine warfare thanks to her impressive arsenal of long-range torpedoes and anti-submarine rockets.

The ship was launched in 1990 in the subfreezing Poti Shipyard of the former Soviet Union, which is now in Georgia, and will be decommissioned in a sentimental setting during Mumbai’s monsoon season.