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INS Sandhayak

9th June, 2021 Security and Defence

GS PAPER III: Security challenges and their management in border areas - linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

Context: Navy's oldest hydrographic survey ship INS Sandhayak decommissioned after 40 yrs

  • During the 40 years of illustrious service in the Indian Navy, INS Sandhayak undertook over 200 major hydrographic surveys.
  • The ship also took part in important operations like operation Pawan in Sri Lanka, 1987, operation Rainbow for Humanitarian Assistance in the aftermath of Tsunami in 2004