Panaji, March 6:  Family members of the Navy personnels today had a unique opportunity to visit the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which would be decommissioned later this year.

“INS Viraat arrived and berthed at Mormugao Port Trust at Vasco town of Goa yesterday. The families of Indian Navy personnels were taken on board today,” a Navy spokesman said.(ALSO READ: State Governments requested to convey commitment for preserving INS Viraat).

The legendary Sea Harrier squadron INAS 300 which are attached to this aircraft carrier were also on board, he said.
“INS Viraat is likely to be decommissioned by end of the year and the squadron will be decommissioned shortly,” the spokesman said.
The aircraft carrier had participated in the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam this year.