PM Modi commissions India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday commissioned India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier — INS Vikrant in Kochi.
The indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), as INS Vikrant, will represent sovereign Indian territory cruising on the high seas, with the capability to swiftly turn into an formidable offensive platform by unleashing her fighters and other weapons against enemies in a jiffy.
Here’s all you need to know:
-IAC Vikrant will be a force multiplier and strengthen the Indian Navy’s offensive and defensive capabilities.
-Long distance tactical air power of IAC Vikrant enhances India’s position as the preferred security partner and first responder in the Indian Ocean Region.
-IAC Vikrant propels India into a select league of nations with niche capability to deisgn and build aircraft carriers.
-Ship’s Aviation Complement: Mix of 30 Aircraft & Helicopters
-Maximum speed of 28 Knots (52 Km/Hour)
-Designed by Warship Design Bureau and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited under MOPSW 262 meter long carrier with a full displacement close to 43,000 tonnes Length of Electrical cables approximately 2500 kilometers.
-76% indigenous content of IAC Vikrant involving 550 Indian companies including 100 MSMEs is a reflection of Make In India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

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