In a formal letter to the Minister of Defence of India, Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena Priyanka Chaturvedi has stated that the Maharashtra government is glad to participate in reestablishing and preserving the historical aircraft carrier INS Viraat (Centaur-class aircraft carrier). Priyanka Chaturvedi also said, that “It was with incredible misery and concern that I read that the scrapping of the notable and historic aircraft carrier INS Viraat has been started at Alang Ship Scrap Yard in Gujarat,”.
The letter, which approaches the Minister of Defence of India for a NOC to save Viraat, comes when the decommissioned warship is being pulled shorewards by a boat breaker in Alang before it is annihilated for scrap. The Environmental consultant private company Envitech wants to procure the aircraft carrier and convert it into a museum in Goa, moved to the High Court today after it became evident the no-objection certificate (NOC) would not be coming from the Minister of Defence of India, despite the fact that the aircraft carrier had been offered to Shree Smash shipbreakers in Alang for ₹ 35.8 crores.
Mukesh Patel, executive of Shree Smash shipbreakers said that “we could not take a single part of the aircraft carrier without an administration NOC. On the off chance that there are a NOC and Envitech, the private firm sends full installment in one shot, at that point it is conceivable. The full installment for the boat is relied upon to be in the scope of ₹ 110 crores.”
Prianka Chaturvedi stated that “We as a country should utilize our decommissioned maritime aircraft carrier to assist residents with bettering comprehend the hugeness of India’s sea history. It disheartens me further to take note of that however there is a proposal to change over the warship into an oceanic museum, it anticipates a NOC from the Minister of Defence of India for the move of the aircraft carrier,”.