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Save INS Viraat

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by MilSpec, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. PARIKRAMA

    PARIKRAMA Captain IDF NewBie

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    i guess letting it have a natural burial at sea is the best possible option... everything else is a stupidity..

    may be sink it in IOR and then make an artificial island over it, put some old maps and claim it was always India's lost island.. :whistle:

    India's own South India Sea islands as well..:biggthumpup:
     
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  2. Inactive

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    Junk it or sink it. Dont waste funds on a museum.
     
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  3. nair

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    why
     
  4. SvenSvensonov

    SvenSvensonov MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    China did with Kiev, so why not?

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    Minsk became part of an amusement park.

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    Unlike INS Vikramaditya, INS Viraat has no value as a tool of war or intelligence anymore. It's an old, antiquated design and opening up the ship to the public, either as a museum, reef, hotel or whatnot wont cause any security issues while allowing the ship to continue to serve India as a source of revenue, rather then junking the vessel.

    The only concern would be the market. It's a novelty idea not found beyond China, but does the novelty of having a carrier hotel make it a more attractive destination for tourists?
     
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    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    New campaign hopes to bring Barrow-built HMS Hermes back to Britain
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 By: New Mail Source Link: CLICK HERE

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    A CAMPAIGN to bring a Barrow-built aircraft carrier back to Britain and transform it into a community hub has begun.

    HMS Hermes was laid down in 1944 and was in service with the Royal Navy between 1959 to 1984, serving as the flagship during the Falklands War in 1982. She was sold to the Indian Navy in 1987 and renamed INS Viraat.

    Retired in March, after a 58-year career, speculation grew about the future of the vessel and calls were made to transform the carrier with some suggesting it should become a floating naval museum, or a hotel.

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    But now, Falklands War veteran and former crew member, Andy Trish has set up a Crowdfunder page in the hope he can have the vessel returned to the UK and used as a commonwealth museum.

    The businessman believes the ship can be used as a 'showpiece' for the UK and has so far raised £9,303 of the £100,000 target from 272 supporters.

    Support for the project has flooded in so far and one project backer commented: "A great project, a great piece of history she can be and should be saved!

    "She can tell future generations so much about our past, to help the forge a better future! Good Luck!"

    Mr Trish is hoping he can "continue the life of HMS Hermes /INS Viraat in a way that inspires future generations and bestows pride in those who served in her."
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/N...arrow-built-HMS-Hermes-back-to-Britain-444127

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