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INS Kursura Submarine Museum

INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

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INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, Visakhapatnam

Submarine Museum

Visakhapatnam has another Golden leaf in its feather and this Golden leaf has its speciality. The Submarine Museum - Kurusura being set up at the Rama Krishna Beach in Visakhapatnam has a speciality. The Submarine Museum is the first submarine tuned to a museum in the whole of Asia and second in the World.

INS Kusura is a Russian built submarine built on December 18, 1969. The submarine embarked on its journey on February 20, 1970 via the Baltic Sea and reached Visakhapatnam on the May 11, 1970. Since then INS Kusura is being used by the Indian Defence.

The Submarine is tuned into a first Submarine Museum on February 27, 2001. It was earlier brough to the sands off the Vizag beach shores from the sea. India's Premier Defence Lab - National Ship Design and Research Center (NSDRC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) and other organisations have extended their helping hands in bringing the submarine to the sands of the beach and facilitating the convertion into a museum.

INS Kusura served for about 31 years before its was decommissioned and retired from nation's defence services. Former Chief of Naval Staff Mr. Vijay Singh Sikhawat attended the decommissioning program. The then Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Vinod Pasricha, Visakhapatnam District Collector Mr. JSV Prasad, IAS, Mayor of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Mrs. Rajana Ramani, were also present at the inaugural function.

Submarine MuseumFormer Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Museum in August 2002.

Earlier in 2001, Defence Minsiter of India, Mr. George Fernandez also visited the Museum.







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