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  • 31 May 2022
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Why in News?

Recently, the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Gomati was decommissioned from the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

What are the Key Highlights about INS Gomati?

  • About:
    • INS Gomati derives her name from the vibrant river Gomti.
    • When decommissioned, INS Gomati was also the oldest of the guided-missile frigates in the Western Fleet.
    • It was commissioned in 1988 at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Bombay.
  • Participated in:
    • Operations Cactus, Parakram and Rainbow, and several bilateral and multinational naval exercises.
      • 1988: Under Operation Cactus the Indian Armed Forces have helped the government of Maldives in the neutralization of the coup attempt.
      • 2001: Operation Parakram launched in the wake of terrorist attack on Parliament, was the first full-scale mobilisation since the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
      • 2004: The Rainbow initiative was launched to assist those affected by the Tsunami, in partnership with the Sri Lankan government.
  • Awards Given:
    • Awarded twice the coveted Unit Citation, once in 2007-08 and again in 2019-20.

Source: PIB

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