India launches first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

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Indian Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday launched Indian’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

With the launch, India has joined the countries, including the United States, Russia, United Kingdom and France, capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability.

INS Vikrant has the capacity to carry 36 fighter planes and would undergo extensive trials in 2016 before being inducted into the navy by end 2018.

Nearly 90 percent of INS Vikrant’s hull has been built indigenously with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) supplying high quality steel.

The flight deck of INS Vikrant will have the capacity to hold 19 aircrafts and the hangar inside will have room for 17 fighters.

“The time interval between the take-offs of two fighters from the ship can be as low as three minutes and can be reduced to less than two minutes,” Indian naval officials said.

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  1. it is better for Asia to invest in social welfare rather just building huge military capabilities against each other, were all countries suffering from the same core problem of poverty and the crisis of their sustainability in this capitalistic World .

  2. According to recent stats poverty in india has declined cosiderably which is a world record…… but still work needs to be done….. pak spend almost 5% of its GDP on defence whereas india spend less than 3%……

  3. india is the next super power of the world but pak is far away from us we recently starting out cllasing chaina slowly and graduvaly .pak is No mach for india

  4. ins vishaal(2020)
    ins vikrant(2018)
    ins viktamaditya in service
    ins viraat in service
    ……..nuclear submarines
    ………fifth generation aircrafts
    ……….900 of fighter jets
    ,………600 helicopters
    ,………1000000 army
    ,,,,,,,,,,,9000000 paramalitary
    ………..5000commandos
    ……….agni1,2,3,5,6
    ………..drones about 200
    ………..150navy ships
    ………..brahmos missiles
    ………..3500 tanks
    ………..10000 armed vehicles
    ………..can destroy any country such as pakistan for eg
    …………

  5. Both are same nation same mentality almost same culture. Although India is little bit responsible. The only difference between India and Pakistan is the religion. Now in Indian Punjab the same Punjabi are follower and believer of Sikhism while on in Pakistan their i mean Pakistani Punjabi are Muslims but the language bassant and bangra bangra and shava shava are sam

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