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India's first indigenous carrier 'INS Vikrant' to be commissioned on Sept 2

India's first indigenous aircraft carrier carries on board an air wing consisting of 30 aircrafts

INS Vikrant was designed by the Warship Design Bureau (WDB), the navy’s in-house design establishment
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INS Vikrant was designed by the Warship Design Bureau (WDB), the navy’s in-house design establishment

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the commissioning of the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), at Kochi on September 2, the culmination of what the navy described on Thursday as “the most prestigious warship building project in the maritime history of India.”

“It is indeed a proud moment for our great nation, as with commissioning of Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikrant, India has joined an elite list of five seafaring nations having the niche capability to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier of over 40,000 tonnes,” said the navy.

INS Vikrant will also be by far the largest

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 9:27 PM IST

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