Indian Navy’s IN FAC T-81 Decommissioned

On January 28, the Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora MK II class was decommissioned at an event in Mumbai.

Key Points

  • IN FAC T-81 was decommissioned after being in the service for more than 20 years.
  • The decommissioning event was held at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
  • The Chief Guest of the event was Rear Admiral V Srinivas. He is the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area.
  • IN FAC T-81 is a 25 meters long vessel with 60 tonnes displacement.
  • She was built at Goa Shipyard Ltd. in association with M/s Ramta of Israel.
  • IN FAC T-81 was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the year 1999 (on June 5). The commissioning was done by the then Governor of Goa, Lt Gen JFR Jacob (Retd).
  • IN FAC T-81 was specially designed for shallow waters, had the capability of day/night surveillance and reconnaissance, beach insertion, Search & Rescue, high-speed interception of intruder craft, extraction of Marine Commandoes, and could achieve speeds up to 45 knots.
  • IN FAC T-81 was the 2nd ship of the Extra Fast Attack Craft (XFAC) Super Dvora MK II Class.


Recently, the Indian Navy has conducted a joint exercise “AMPHEX – 21” with the Indian Army and Air Force in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The tri-service joint exercise was held from January 21 to 25, 2021.

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