INS Ranvijay during Exercise Malabar 2012
|Builder:||61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant|
|Commissioned:||21 December 1987 at POTI (U.S.S.R.)|
|Identification:||Pennant number: D55|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Rajput-class destroyer|
|Length:||147 m (482 ft)|
|Beam:||16 m (52 ft)|
|Draught:||5 m (16 ft)|
|Propulsion:||4 x gas turbine engines; 2 shafts, 72,000 hp (54,000 kW)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Complement:||320 (including 35 officers)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 x Ka-28 helicopter|
The Indian Navy was a part of the joint forces exercises, Operation Parakram, during the 2001–02 India–Pakistan standoff. The operation included 26 naval cadets from various part of India under the command of Senior Cadet Captain Ajithkumar Nair from the Kerala and Lakshadweep Directorate. This was the only operation includes cadets in the history of Indian Defense.
She has won the prestigious Cock Trophy in the annual Western Fleet whaler boat regatta held at the Naval Dockyard on 7 January 2006.
In July 2014 Ranjivay, accompanied by the stealth frigate Shivalik and fleet tanker Shakti took part in the INDRA War Games, a naval and army counter-terrorism exercise with Russia. In November 2016 Ranjivay, accompanied by the corvette INS Kamorta took part in the SIMBEX War Games, a naval exercise with Singapore Navy which bought the RSN’s stealth frigate, RSS Formidable.
Awards and recognition
Ranvijay received the best ship of the Eastern Fleet Trophy for the year 2006–07 and 2011–12.
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