INS Vikrant- India's 1st Home-Built Aircraft Carrier: Key Points

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar

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

The Print

Multiple phases of sea trials

Multiple phases of sea trials of INS Vikrant have been completed since August 21 last year.

Vajiram IAS

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.

Business Insider

Expansion of maritime presence

India can now deploy an aircraft carrier on both its eastern and western seaboards and expand its maritime presence.

The Print

How much crew can be accommodated?

The warship can accommodate a crew of nearly 1,600.

Naval News

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

Business Standard

India's Existing Fleet

India's existing fleet includes one aircraft carrier, 10 destroyers, 12 frigates and 20 corvettes.

Jagran Josh

New Insignia of Indian Navy

PM Modi inaugurate the new Insignia of Indian Navy.

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