SUBMARINE (EX-KURSURA) MUSEUM
INS Kursura - A brief History
NS Kursura was commissioned at Riga, erstwhile USSR, on 18 December 1969 under the command of Commander A Auditto. The submarine embarked on her maiden passage from Balrisk on 20th February 1970. The induction of INS Kursura showcased the augmentation of the 3rd dimension of the Indian Navy. She was the corner stone of foundation of Indian Naval Submarine Arm. During her 31 glorious year of service the submarine traversed 73,500 nautical miles participating in almost all types of Naval operations. INS Kursura played a vital role in the 1971 indo-Pak war. She was the pioneer submarine extending goodwill and harmony through visits and flag-showing missions to other nations. In her vast life span, INS Kursura changed hands 13 times, the last Commanding Officer being Cdr KM Sreedharan. INS Kursura was decommissioned on 27th February 2001.
After her decommissioning, Kursura has been converted into a submarine museum on RK Beach, Visakhapatanam. The museum was inaugurated by Mr Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 09th August 2002 and opened for public on 24th August 2002.