Added on : 2019-05-09 19:30:16
A day after PM Narendra Modi accused late PM Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat for his "personal holiday trips", Ex-Navy Chief (Retd) Admiral L Ramdas refuted the claims on Thursday. "No ships were diverted for personal use of Gandhis," he said. "In December 1987, I hosted a dinner for the PM at night...There's photograph to confirm this," he added. The statement also said that the then prime minister and his wife went on short trips to some of the islands to meet the locals by helicopter but Rahul never accompanied them.