South Asia and Beyond

First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Propels India Into Exclusive Club

NEW DELHI: After its first sea trial last week, the Indigenous aircraft carrier to be named INS Vikrant when it joins the Indian Navy some time next year, India’s naval designers, shipbuilders and planners can take pride in building such a complex ship from scratch and joining an exclusive club of countries that have such a capability. The ship, during its five-day long voyage, met all the parametres boosting the confidence of the commissioning crew and the ship’s builders the Cochin Shipyard. Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale and Rohit Pandita embarked onboard the ship to witness its maiden trip out to sea

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