The fourth phase of Sea Trials for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier – Vikrant has been successfully completed during which integrated trials of the majority of equipment and systems onboard were undertaken. Defence Ministry said, the ship’s delivery is being targeted by the end of this month, followed by commissioning of the ship in August this year to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The indigenous design and construction of Aircraft Carrier by Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Limited is a shining example in the Nation’s quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and Make in India Initiative with more than 76 percent indigenous content.
INS Vikrant, also known as Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1, is an aircraft carrier constructed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy. It is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India. It is named ‘Vikrant’ as a tribute to India’s first aircraft carrier, Vikrant.
- length: 262 m
- Launched: 12 August 2013
- Construction started: 28 February 2009
- Cost: $0.5 billion (planned), $3.13 billion as of Jan 2020
- Builder: Cochin Shipyard
- Height: 59 m (194 ft)
- Decks: 14