HomeIndian Naval PowerINS Vikrant gets back its ‘original’ 1961 bell

INS Vikrant gets back its ‘original’ 1961 bell

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

INS Vikrant gets back its ‘original’ 1961 bell
Vice Admiral SN Ghormade (retd) gifting the bell to INS Vikrant (Photo/ANI)

INS Vikrant gets back its ‘original’ 1961 bell

New Delhi: The bell installed on the first INS Vikrant which was part of the Indian Navy from 1961 for 36 years, has now been returned to the country’s latest and first ‘Made-in-India’ aircraft carrier of the same name commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

The bell was on the first INS Vikrant in 1961 after India bought a British-origin aircraft carrier HMS Hercules and gave it an Indian name.

“The bell was on the first INS Vikrant which served till 1997 before getting decommissioned. The bell was later out from there and put up at the earmarked residence of Indian Navy Vice Chief 5, Motilal Nehru Marg,” the Navy officials told ANI.

Traditionally bells have played an important role on both warships as they help in indicating the time to the sailors and officers performing different duties and also during emergencies, the officers said.

The bell was returned to the INS Vikrant by retired Vice Chief of Navy Vice Admiral SN Ghormade on March 22 last month.

The officials said the previous Vice Chief decided to return the bell as the force has got its maiden ‘Made-in-India’ indigenous aircraft carrier and would serve a better purpose there to motivate youth about the rich history of their ship and the Indian Navy.

The traditional bell has been part of a glorious history as it was there on the warship when it played a crucial role in bombarding Pakistan in 1971 and blockading the Karachi harbour.

The warship was very active during the wars India fought against Pakistan and was deployed at key locations to further the security of the nation.

The new warship INS Vikrant was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 2, last year at Kochi making it the first indigenously built aircraft carrier for the country.

The warship is carrying out trials for the operations of the fighter aircraft from its deck and is likely to get fully operational anytime soon now. (ANI) India’s growing Military power

New Delhi: The bell installed on the first INS Vikrant which was part of the Indian Navy from 1961 for 36 years, has now been returned to the country’s latest and first ‘Made-in-India’ aircraft carrier of the same name commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

The bell was on the first INS Vikrant in 1961 after India bought a British-origin aircraft carrier HMS Hercules and gave it an Indian name.

“The bell was on the first INS Vikrant which served till 1997 before getting decommissioned. The bell was later out from there and put up at the earmarked residence of Indian Navy Vice Chief 5, Motilal Nehru Marg,” the Navy officials told ANI.

Traditionally bells have played an important role on both warships as they help in indicating the time to the sailors and officers performing different duties and also during emergencies, the officers said.

New Delhi: The bell installed on the first INS Vikrant which was part of the Indian Navy from 1961 for 36 years, has now been returned to the country’s latest and first ‘Made-in-India’ aircraft carrier of the same name commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

The bell was on the first INS Vikrant in 1961 after India bought a British-origin aircraft carrier HMS Hercules and gave it an Indian name.

“The bell was on the first INS Vikrant which served till 1997 before getting decommissioned. The bell was later 

 

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

India sends a deterrent for bully China in its backyard

India is now trying to tame China in its own backyard. Today, India delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile systems to...

WATCH: DRDO successfully test fires Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from Chandipur off Odisha coast with indigenous Manik turbofan engine

Source : Mint The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully conducted a test flight of an Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

Australian and Indian P-8 air crews worked side-by-side on joint maritime surveillance

https://www.defencenews.in/2023/11/australian-and-indian-p-8-air-crews-worked-side-by-side-on-joint-maritime-surveillance/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.defencenews.in%2F2023%2F11%2Faustralian-and-indian-p-8-air-crews-worked-side-by-side-on-joint-maritime-surveillance%2F The Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon crew worked alongside personnel from the Indian Navy P-8I Neptune anti-submarine warfare aircraft during the four-month...

Iran-Israel conflict: Regional tensions escalate as Iran threatens reprisals over Israeli strike on embassy; Here’s what we know so far

Regional tensions have intensified following Iran's warning of retaliation against Israel over an attack on its embassy in Damascus that resulted in the deaths...

MQ9-B drones will provide India with enhanced maritime security, domain awareness capability: US

Washington: The sale of General Atomics MQ9-B armed drones would provide India with an enhanced maritime security and domain awareness capability, the United States...

Indian agencies stop Pakistan-bound ship from China, seize cargo linked to nuclear weapons

Source : India TV Mumbai: A ship en route to Pakistan's Karachi from China has been stopped by Indian security agencies at Mumbai's Nhava Sheva...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!