PM Modi Commissions Largest Ship INS Vikrant First Indigenous AircraftVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Sep 02, 2022 15:51 IST
The largest ship ever constructed in Indian maritime history, the INS Vikrant, was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at Kerala's Cochin Shipyard Limited. It is the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier.
For the Navy, the large aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was indigenously built. The ship was designed by the Indian Navy's 'Warship Design Bureau. The ship was built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, a government public sector undertaking in Kochi, Kerala.
The vessel was built entirely with indigenously manufactured machinery and equipment. Leading industrial companies and over 100 micro, small and medium enterprises have produced equipment. Built at a total cost of Rs 20,000 crore, the ship is 860 feet long and 203 feet wide. It is capable of carrying a weight of 4.30 crore kg.
Around 1,700 men and women will serve on the Vikrant warship. Twelve fighter jets and six helicopters can be operated simultaneously from the Vikrant ship. Vikrant Shipbuilding has provided employment to over 2000 people at the Cochin shipyard and about 12,000 people at the component factories.
Vikrant is a popular warship in the Indian Navy. During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, the battleship Vikrant played an important role against Pakistan. In 1997, the warship Vikrant completed its service. Now we have produced a gigantic warship of the same name Vikrant. Prime Minister Modi will dedicate India's flagship warship Vikrant to the nation at a function to be held in Kochi today. The Vikrant warship's features are massive and intimidating.
Glimpses from the special programme to mark the commissioning of INS Vikrant. pic.twitter.com/bk0vsLk6QM— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 2, 2022