INS Vikrant: India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Visakhapatnam

Lilu Dhruw
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INS Vikrant: India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Visakhapatnam

INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, made its grand debut at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The vessel, commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 2, 2022, is a tribute to India’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant (1961).

Built entirely in India at Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi, INS Vikrant signifies India’s commitment to self-reliance in defense manufacturing. The vessel, with a cost of approximately Rs 23,000 crore, can carry up to 26 Rafale M fighters and four Kamov Ka-31 helicopters.

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Measuring 262 meters in length and capable of reaching speeds of 28 knots, INS Vikrant boasts 2,300 compartments manned by 1,700 seamen. It features a hospital complex, accommodations for female officers, and eight generators capable of powering a city of 2 million people.

The debut of INS Vikrant in Visakhapatnam marks a significant milestone in India’s naval capabilities, highlighting the nation’s dedication to safeguarding its waters and interests.

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