Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday commissioned India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. With this, India has joined the list of select countries that have domestic capabilities to build such large warships. Prime Minister Modi inducted the indigenously built ship into the Navy’s fleet at a function at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) here at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore.
Vikrant is huge, Virat is, he is a bird- PM
With INS Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that can indigenously build aircraft carriers. Modi said, Vikrant is huge, Virat is, he is a giant. Vikrant is special, Vikrant is special too. Vikrant is not just a warship. It is a testament to the hard work, talent, influence and commitment of 21st century India.
Steps towards making the defense sector self-reliant
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the largest ship in India’s maritime history and the indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is an example of the government’s commitment to make India’s defense sector self-reliant. The Prime Minister said, INS Vikrant is an example of the government’s commitment to make India’s defense sector self-reliant.
Know what is Vikrant’s connection with Indo-Pak war
Modi also unveiled a plaque to mark the induction of INS Vikrant into the fleet. The ship is named after a former Navy ship ‘Vikrant’, which played an important role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Ernakulam MP Hibi Eden, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and top officials of Navy and CSL attended the launch ceremony of INS Vikrant.