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INS Vikrant to be commissioned on September 2; here are 5 things to know

INS Vikrant will be commissioned in Cochin in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

INS Vikrant
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Built at an overall cost of close to Rs 20,000 crore, the carrier’s keel was laid in February 2009, followed by its launch in August 2013

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The first indigenous carrier, IAC-1, which has been constructed by Cochin Shipyard Ltd, will soon be commissioned as INS Vikrant on September 2. The warship will play the role of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, said Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral S N Ghormade on Thursday.

The aircraft landing trials on board INS Vikrant will begin in November and will be completed by mid-2023, a PTI report said.

INS Vikrant will be commissioned in Cochin in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the vice chief said, adding the equipment for the aircraft carrier

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 6:27 PM IST

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