"If we don't have a concrete doable proposal then we will scrap it," the Navy Chief told NewsX. He said the Navy wanted it to be converted into a maritime museum and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had offered it to all the coastal state governments. But the Navy got a response only from Andhra Pradesh government. "We had an offer from Andhra Pradesh government. AP government has asked for 50-50? (cost of converting INS Viraat into a museum).
But that was not the proposal," he said. He said this proposal was also not heading to the logical conclusion. To a question how the ship can be save and preserved , he said there was a proposal in his mind to sink the ship and make it a tourist diving spot either at East or the West coast. Although, he did not elaborate what happened to this idea. (UNI)