INS Viraat was decommissioned today. She started serviced in 1959 with the UK's Royal Navy before being transferred to the Indian Navy in 1987
INS Viraat is the flagship of the Indian Navy and was its oldest aircraft carrier till it remained in service.
The Indian Navy wants to convert the ship into a museum or a diving spot in Mumbai
The ship served the Indian Navy in various capacities including 1989's 'Operation Jupiter' where it was a part of Indian Peace Keeping Operations in Sri Lanka.
The Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to convert INS Viraat into a hotel and museum. The Ministry of Defence is expected to take a decision on the matter soon.
The next aircraft carrier, under construction at Cochin, is expected to be named Vikrant. It will be the Indian Navy's first home-built aircraft carrier.