Context:- SC rejected a plea which wanted to stop dismantling of INS Viraat, the Navy’s decommissioned aircraft carrier.
- It was an aircraft carrier, india currently has 2 aircraft carrier, vikrant and vikrmaditya.
About INS Virat:-
- It was a Centaur-class aircraft carrier.
- completed and commissioned in 1959
- decommissioned in 1984
- During the Falklands War in 1982 against the Argentinian forces
- played a major role in Operation Jupiter.