Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant

Source: The post is based on the article “Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrantpublished in PIB on 10th July 2022

What is the News?

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), INS Vikrant has successfully completed the fourth and final phase of sea trials.

What is INS Vikrant?

INS Vikrant is India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier(IAC-1).

Designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL).

Named After: Vikrant is named after the Majestic-class aircraft carrier, which was operated by the Indian Navy from 1961 to 1997.


Read here: INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, heads out to sea

Significance: With INS Vikrant, the Indian Navy will have two functional aircraft carriers– the other being INS Vikramaditya.

– Moreover, with this launch, India has joined a select band of countries such as the USA, UK, France, Russia, Italy and China that have niche capabilities in designing and building an Aircraft Carrier.

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