India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier warship INS Vikrant

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INS Vikrant to be launched today


Kochi: Its flight deck is over twice the size of a football field, its power unit can light up the entire Kochi city and the cabling is enough to cover the distance between here to Delhi.
    India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), to be launched here Monday, is the biggest warship to be built in the country and will make it the fifth country to have capacity to build such huge vessels. Being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited, the IAC is expected to be a centrepiece of Indian Navy’s power in the coming years and will be equipped with modern weapons systems including long range surface-to-air missiles and close-in weapons system. The aircraft carrier will be launched into water Monday by Elizabeth Antony, wife of defence minister A K Antony.
    The indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, MiG-29K combat jets and a range of helicopters will be deployed on the carrier. AGENCIES

INS Vikrant is India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier