Mumbai: Indian Navy to display decommissioned INFAC T-80 at Kalyan's Durgadi sea fort

The T-80 memorial will be part of the Naval Gallery Campus at SKDCL's Riverfront Development Project, to spread sea consciousness among people, the SKDCL said.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, November 03, 2022, 11:02 PM IST
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The decommissioned Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft T-80 | PBI

Mumbai: The Indian Navy and Smart Kalyan Dombivli Development Corporation Limited (SKDCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to display the decommissioned 'Indian Navy Fast Attack Craft T-80' (INFAC T-80) at Durgadi Fort in Kalyan to commemorate the 365th anniversary of the establishment of the Maratha Navy, established by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, officials said.

The T-80 memorial will be part of the Naval Gallery Campus at SKDCL's Riverfront Development Project, to spread sea consciousness among people, the SKDCL said.

INFAC T-80 was commissioned on June 24, 1998

The INFAC T-80, built by IAl Ramta in Israel, was commissioned on June 24, 1998, and decommissioned on October 7, 2021, after being in service for 23 years. The vessel was specifically designed for shallow water operations and patrolled extensively to provide security to the Mumbai High Offshore Development Area and the coast of Maharashtra.

“Even after decommissioning, INFAC T-80 will continue serving the country and inspire Indian youth visiting the Naval Museum at Durgadi Fort, Kalyan. The memorial will also showcase the state's rich maritime history, especially the roles played by the Maratha Navy and the Indian Navy,” the Navy said.

The Indian Navy had previously erected the decommissioned warship 'ex-Prabal' at Essel World. “Signing the MoU with SKDCL reiterates the Indian Navy's connection with people and the history of Maharashtra,” the Navy said.

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