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INS Vikrant: Tomorrow is a historic day for India, INS Vikrant will be included in the Navy’s fleet, know its specialty

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant will join the Indian Navy fleet tomorrow i.e. on 2 September. PM Narendra Modi will hand over the Navy. With the creation of ‘Vikrant’, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to indigenously design and build aircraft carriers.

INS Vikrant

The induction of INS ‘Vikrant’ into the Navy will be a historic occasion and will also be a symbol of national integration, as its components have come from many states and union territories. The aircraft carrier, built at a cost of around Rs 20,000 crore, successfully completed the fourth and final phase of sea trials last month.

INS Vikrant

The indigenous aircraft carrier, designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organization ‘Warship Design Bureau’ (WDB) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), is named after the country’s first aircraft carrier to play a key role in the 1971 war. has been placed on. Vikrant is 262 meters long and 62 meters wide and has a maximum speed of 28 knots and can cover a distance of 7500 nautical miles. There are about 2,200 compartments in Vikrant, which have been prepared for 1,600 crew members.

INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant has the capacity to house 30 aircraft including fighter aircraft MiG-29K, Kamov-31, MH-60R multi-role helicopters as well as indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) and Light Combat Aircraft (LAC).

INS Vikrant

These include special cabins built for women officers and sailors. The ship has all modern medical facilities like operation theatre, physiotherapy clinic, ICU, diagnostic facilities, CT scanner, X ray machine etc.

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