Naval version of Tejas LCA lands on INS Vikramaditya for first time

News:Recently,Light Combat Aircraft(LCA) Tejas has successfully landed on INS Vikramaditya.With this,the LCA becomes the first aircraft to make an arrested landing on a naval ship. Facts: About LCA Tejas: LCA Tejas has been built under the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)  program, which began in the 1980s to replace India’s aging MiG-21 fighters. It is designed… Continue reading Naval version of Tejas LCA lands on INS Vikramaditya for first time

INS VIKRAMADITYA

News:Defence minister has addressed the personnel of Western Fleet on-board INS Vikramaditya off the coast of Goa. Facts: About INS Vikramaditya: INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier was originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987. It served with the Soviet Navy and later with the Russian Navy (as Admiral… Continue reading INS VIKRAMADITYA

Fire on INS Vikramaditya claims officer’s life

An Indian Navy officer has died while trying to combat fire onboard INS Vikramaditya when the ship was entering the harbour in Karwar in Karnataka. The fire was brought under control by the ship’s crew in a swift action preventing any serious damage affecting the ship’s combat capability. Further,a board of Inquiry has been ordered… Continue reading Fire on INS Vikramaditya claims officer’s life

Balakot air strikes: When key naval assets were put on alert

During the India-Pakistan tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, the Indian Navy had deployed INS Vikramaditya and nuclear submarines in the north Arabian Sea as a strategic deterrent against Pakistan. The warships were deployed from the Theatre Level Operation Readiness Exercise(TROPEX 19) which was going on.This exercise was followed by the largest coastal defence exercise… Continue reading Balakot air strikes: When key naval assets were put on alert