INS Vikrant returns to Kochi after 5-day trial | Indian navy | Defence | Aircraft carrier |WION News

INS Vikrant returns to Kochi after 5-day trial | Indian navy | Defence | Aircraft carrier |WION News

meanwhile in a major milestone for the indian navy india’s first indigenous aircraft carrier ins vikrant has now successfully completed a five-day maiden sea voyage built at a whopping cost of over 230 million us dollars it had set sail on wednesday for the crucial sea trials ahead of its planned induction into the indian navy the historic moment for india when the first indian built indigenous aircraft carrier completes the first sea trials and we are uh going back to kochi after five days of trials at sea uh this has been uh many in many ways many of us this is the first aircraft carrier that we have trying out at sea is the first one that we designed it is the first sea trial in which we have been able to go to full speed the entire power of the ship has been has gone up to full power trials just in the first sort of five days uh we have managed to complete the basic machinery trials of the ship now ionis vikrant is the largest ever ship built in india it weighs a whopping 45 000 tons that is and it is 262 meters long and it can carry on board as many as about 1 700 personnel it is expected to carry at least about 35 jets fighter jets on it including the mig 29k that currently operates on the russia-made ions vikramaditya india’s only active aircraft carrier it’s also armed with surface-to-air missiles high-caliber deck guns and close-in weapon systems to thwart missile threats the most of the weaponry on vikrant is defense oriented it is named after india’s first aircraft carrier that it served in the 1971 war irons vikrant the schedule to enter service next year the successful delivery of ions vikram to the indian navy will propel the country into a very select and elite club of nations that have the capability to design and build an aircraft carrier at home it’ll also strengthen india’s position in the indian ocean region and will project power far beyond its shores vyond is now available in your country download the app now and get all the news on the move
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INS Vikrant returns to Kochi after 5-day trial | Indian navy | Defence | Aircraft carrier |WION News

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