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INS Vikramaditya - The latest and largest ship of the Indian Navy

INS Vikramaditya - The latest and largest ship of the Indian Navy

Know what are the features of INS Vikrant?

If you look at the features of INS Vikrant, it is a completely indigenous warship. Its length is 262 meters and width is 60 meters. Talking about its weight, it is a 45 thousand ton ship. INS Vikrant is capable of operating 30 fighter planes simultaneously. The ship has been designed by the Bureau of Warship Design of the Indian Navy and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, a public sector shipyard company under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Vikrant is equipped with state-of-the-art automated facilities and is the largest vessel in India's maritime history so far, the statement said.





INS Vikrant is the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier

After the construction of INS Vikrant, India has become one of the 6 such countries in the world

The name of India has also been included along with America, Russia, China, France, England

INS Vikrant has a carrying capacity of 30 aircraft, 20 fighter planes and 10 helicopters.

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Able to fly American F-18A Super Hornet and Rafale on board INS Vikrant
Vikrant has a top speed of 28 knots and can travel up to 7500 nautical miles at a time.

For instance INS Vikrant can go from India to Brazil in one go

The length of Vikrant's runway is 262 meters

INS Vikrant has a width of 62 meters and a height of 50 meters

INS Vikrant has 14 decks i.e. floors and 2300 compartments

The Vikrant will be armed with 32 medium-range surface-to-air missiles and an AK 630 cannon.

INS Vikrant was built using 76 percent indigenous materials

INS Vikrant can accommodate 1500 to 1700 troops

INS Vikrant is built at Cochin Shipyard

Vikrant has cost 20 thousand crore rupees to make

INS Vikrant can launch 32 Barak-8 missiles

INS Vikramaditya is the newest and largest ship to join the Indian Navy on November 16, 2013. The ship was launched on 16 November 13 by Mr. AK Antony, Minister of Defense in Russia.



INS Vikramaditya

STOBAR CARRIER
Displacement: 44,500 t
Length OA: 284 m
Maximum beam: 60 m
Speed: more than 30 ktss
04 Propellers
Powered by 08 boilers,
Aircraft components: MiG-29K, Kamov-31, Kamov-28, Seeking, ALH, Chetak

Background


As we achieved our independence, our visionary leaders saw the centrality of a powerful navy and set us on the right path by envisioning an Indian navy focused on aircraft carriers for sea control in our vast areas of maritime interest. INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier was acquired from Great Britain and launched on 04 March 1961. The INS Vikrant Majestic was a carrier of the Catatubar (Catapult Assisted Take Off but Return of Arrest) and operated Sea Hawk Fighters, Allied (Anti-Submarine Warfare) aircraft and Helicopter Search. Consistent with his vision, India got ahead of HMS Hermes, a Centaur class STOVL carrier and P te victims of the Falklands War. INS Virat was commissioned on 12 May 1987 as India's first STOVL carrier to operate India's second aircraft carrier and Sea Harrier aircraft. Immediately after the acquisition of INS Virat, INS Vikrant was also switched from October Carrier to STOVL (Short Take-and-F and Vertical Landing) carriers. INS Vikrant was revoked in 1997 after 36 years of proud service under Indian authorities. There have been two aircraft carriers in India for almost a decade and the Indian Navy was fully aware of the criticism that aircraft carriers were available for deployment at every coast to fulfill the assigned tasks of the Navy. Recognizing the importance of aircraft carriers, the Indian Navy has already begun exploring the possibility of designing and building indigenously aircraft carriers, a project that rightly began in the late 90's with the idea of ​​an air defense ship. However, given the long gestation period of such projects, INS. The search for a replacement for Vikrant gained momentum as his disposal approached.

It was at this time that Russia offered Admiral Gorshkov to the Indian Navy. Negotiations to acquire 44,500,000 tons of Admiral Gorshkov began in 1994. Various high-level delegates who evaluated the ship independently concluded that the ship's hull was in good material condition and the appropriate combination of aircraft would be worth considering for exploitation in the Indian Navy. .

Signing the contract

After detailed talks, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in December 1998 during a visit by Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov. The international agreement, which included the acquisition of Project 11430 (Admiral Gorshkov), was signed on 04 October 2000 between the Russian Federation and the Center of the Government of India. After detailed project development review, contract negotiations and subsequent price negotiations, the government approved on 17 January 04 Rs. Acquisition at a cost of Rs.4881.67 crore. The deals were signed on 20 January 04 and the effective date of the agreement was established as 24 February 04. The R&R of the ship started from 09 April 04.

The repair and refit was being carried out by FSUE Sevamash, a state-owned shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia. R&R was to be completed within 52 months. Although the renovation process was started with a decent bounty, it was soon realized that the required work and equipment in return was significantly higher than the original estimate. The full length of the cable, large parts of the steel hull, motors, turbines and boilers, etc. will have to be completely replaced as a result of cost change and slippage over time.

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