On May 11th India’s Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the Sea Harrier Museum on Beach Road and Indoor Sports Complex in MVP Colony of Visakhapatnam. The new museum space features two Pegasus engines, a flight simulator, and other artifacts alongside the Sea Harrier. All the exhibits have been brought from Goa Air Base.
The Sea Harrier Museum is a component of the Integrated Museum and Tourism Complex project of the VMRDA. This will be an additional attraction for tourists on Beach Road, after INS Kursura Submarine Museum and TU-142 Aircraft Museum.
In 1983, Indian Navy acquired 30 British-made Sea Harriers jump jets and stationed those at the INS Viraat. The Sea Harriers were decommissioned along the INS Viraat in 2017.