Kursura was authorized on 18 December 1969 and was decommissioned on 27 February 2001 following 31 years of administration. She took part in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, where she assumed a key part in watch missions. She later took an interest in maritime activities with different countries and made numerous generosity visits to different nations. In the wake of decommissioning, she was safeguarded as an exhibition hall for community on Ramakrishna Mission Beach in Visakhapatnam. Kursura has the qualification of being one of the not very many submarine historical centers to hold creativity and has been known as an "absolute necessity visit goal" of Visakhapatnam. Regardless of being a decommissioned submarine, despite everything she gets the naval force's "Dressing Ship" respect, which is normally granted just to dynamic boats.