The Indian Navy decomissioned INS Gomati on Saturday after 34 years of service. The warship was launched on April 16, 1988. The ship was the third of the Godavari-class missile frigates and was the oldest fighter in the Western Fleet. INS Gomati has guarded India’s maritime border for the past 34 years and was canceled at sunset at Mumbai’s naval shipyard on Saturday.
INS Gomati was named after the Gomati River and was introduced by former Union Defense Minister KC Pant of Mazagon Dock Limited, Bombay. She has participated in many operations, including Operation Cactus, Parakram, and Indradhanush, and several other bilateral and multinational naval exercises. In recognition of its significant contribution to national maritime safety, INS Gomati has twice been awarded the prestigious Unit Citation, once in 2007-08 and also in 2019-20.
INS Gomati will survive in an open-air museum on the beautiful bank of the Gomati River in Lucknow, where many of its combat systems will be displayed as military and war memorials.