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First Indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant' delivered to Indian Navy

Published on July 29, 2022
Current Context: Indian Navy takes the delivery of Rs. 20,000 crores indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant'
First Indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant' delivered to Indian Navy
  • Countries first Indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant', the largest warship built in the country was handed over to the Indian Navy by Cochin Shipyard Limited. Construction of the vessel began in 2009.
  • Around Rs 20,000 crore has been spent to build 'Vikrant', which will boost the countries naval presence. The vessel is named after the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant used by navy from 1961-1997, which played a vital role in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
  • With the delivery of 'Vikrant' India has joined a selected group of countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France and China that have the capacity to build aircraft carriers.
  • Length of the vessel is 262 metres and has a full displacement of 45,000 tonnes. The vessel is powered by four gas turbines totalling 88 MW power and has a maximum speed of 28 knots.
  • The warship has undergone rigorous user acceptance trial carried out between August 2021 and July 2021.
  • Static Knowledge :
    • Chief of Indian Navy - Admiral R Hari Kumar
    • Vice chief of Indian Navy - Vice Admiral SN Ghormade
    • Indian Navy formed - 26 January 1950


Ques: India's first indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant' was constructed by which company?
a. Cochin Shipyard Ltd

b. Mazagon Dock Ltd
c. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
d. Hindustan Shipyard Ltd    
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