The very first aircraft carrier Made-In-India Vikrant sets sail for Maiden Trials. Vikrant is the largest and most complex warship which India has ever designed and built. Vikrant is 262 meters long, a maximum of 62m wide, and 59m high which includes the superstructure. It has 14 decks out of which 5 are in the superstructure. It is designed to billet around 1700 people which has more than 2,300 compartments including cabins for accommodating women officers, as reported to Asia News.
On Wednesday, the warship Vikrant set off for its sea trial 50 years after its namesake’s key role in the 1971 war. The aircraft is expected to be commissioned into service next year. According to AsiaOne Magazine reports, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Navy will be added with a superior combat capability range and versatility. Indian registered its name in the list of nations having niche capability to indigenously design, build and integrate. It’s a state-of-the-art aircraft carrier. Amid the pandemic achieving this milestone was made possible by the dedicated efforts of all stakeholders. Indian navy marks this day as an extremely proud and historic day for reincarnating its warship Vikrant.
Mr. Rajnath Singh calls it a true testimony to their unwavering commitment towards “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” in defense.