South Asia and Beyond

INS Vikrant Will Add To India’s Maritime Muscle

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to commission INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, on September 2. This will put India in a select club of nations that have the capacity to design and develop aircraft carriers. When fully operational, the warship will significantly scale up India’s maritime capabilities, especially in the Indian Ocean Region. In this episode of ‘Ask Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale elaborates on some of the key features of the vessel and why it took so long to be built at a civilian shipyard.

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