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INS Vikrant gets another breather from SC


Mumbai/New Delhi, May 5 :

The country’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, headed for the scrapyard, got another breather Monday when the Supreme Court blocked its ignominy, an activist said.

INS Vikrant
INS Vikrant

“We had made a plea to the apex court to stay the scrapping and give a chance to other state governments to ‘adopt’ it and revive it. Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan has ordered a status quo on the entire matter till the next hearing. The court has also issued notices to the defence ministry and other concerned parties,” petitioner-activist Kiran Paigankar told IANS.

The ship was due for going to the scrapyard May 17 after it was sold through an e-auction to Mumbai-based IB Commercials Pvt. Ltd.