Largest Warship Built in India
262 metres long and 62 metres wide. It can have 30 aircraft on board, including MiG-29K fighter jets and helicopters
Multiple phases of sea trials
Multiple phases of sea trials of INS Vikrant have been completed since August 21 last year.
Named after its Predecessor
INS Vikrant is named after its predecessor, which played a key role during the 1971 war against Pakistan for the liberation of Bangladesh.
The New Indian Express
Indian Joins the countries who can built their own aircrafts
India joins a select group of nations, such as the US, UK, Russia, China and France, that can design and build their own aircraft carriers.
Expansion of maritime presence
India can now deploy an aircraft carrier on both its eastern and western seaboards and expand its maritime presence.
How much crew can be accommodated?
The warship can accommodate a crew of nearly 1,600.
India can keep a close eye on countries like China
China has been aggressively expanding its strength at sea. India was also worried recently when a Chinese
India's Existing Fleet
India's existing fleet includes one aircraft carrier, 10 destroyers, 12 frigates and 20 corvettes.
New Insignia of Indian Navy
PM Modi inaugurate the new Insignia of Indian Navy.