After serving India tirelessly for nearly three decades, the country’s Naval ships Nirbhik and Nirghat were decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on January 11. Both Nirbhik and Nirghat have made a glorious history by serving the country for 30 and 28 years respectively.
The solemn ceremony in Mumbai involved a traditional lowering of the ensign and commissioning pendants with the playing of the ‘Last Post’.
Cdr Anand Mukundan along with Cdr Mohammed Ikram was the last Commanding Officers to helm INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat respectively.
The ceremony’s Chief Guest was Rear Admiral R.B. Pandit, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, who had commanded Nirghat previously.
Cdr V R Naphade, (Retd) and Commodore S Mampully (Retd), the commissioning Commanding Officers of Nirbhik and Nirghat respectively, were the Guests of Honour.