Another proud day for Indians. INS Vikrant is all set for launch by PM! Everything you need to be aware of is entailed below.
About the Launch
On Friday at 9:30 am a historic event is going to launch. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate INS Vikrant, the biggest ship ever constructed in India in its naval history. At the Cochin Shipyard, PM Modi will formally dedicate the INS Vikrant. PM Modi will also reveal the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan) during the occasion, erasing the colonial heritage. The new emblem, according to the Navy, will honour the rich nautical history of India.
Statement of Vice Chief of Indian Navy
Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral S N Ghormade made a statement. He said–“INS Vikrant would help maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean area”. Furthermore, INS Vikrant would begin conducting aircraft landing trials in November. The accomplishment date is by middle of 2023. He claims that for the first several years, MiG-29K fighters will operate from the vessel.
Here is all you need to know about the first indigenous aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant.
Notable Points for first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant !
- Over 100 MSMEs and big industrial companies in India provided the battleship. This was along with the tools and machinery needed to construct it.
- The carrier is named after her legendary predecessor, India’s first aircraft carrier. He was the one who played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. The carrier got its design from the Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and the Indian Navy’s in-house organization. Public sector project Cochin Shipyard Limited developed the carrier.
- Vikrant refers to triumphant and valiant. IAC’s founding became established in April 2005 through a formal steel cutting.
- The successful launch of the ship in August 2013 marked the end of the first phase of construction.
- The 262 m long and 62 m wide Vikrant has an endurance of 7500 nautical miles and can carry approximately 43000 tonnes of payload when fully loaded.
- INS Vikrant holds around 2,200 compartments, built for a crew of about 1,600. It has specialized rooms for female officials and sailors too.
- INS Vikrant also has a fully-fledged medical facility with the most modern technology, which includes a physiotherapy clinic, an intensive care unit, labs, and an isolation ward.
- It would be able to fly a 30-aircraft air wing that included MiG-29K fighter planes, Kamov-31 multi-role helicopters, and MH-60R helicopters in addition to locally produced Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
- It cost 20,000 crore to construct INS Vikrant.
- With the building of “Vikrant,” India has joined a small club of countries with the specialised expertise to design and construct an aircraft carrier domestically, including the US, the UK, Russia, China, and France.