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India’s first indigenous aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant undocked at Cochin

At the Cochin Shipyard Limited CSL, India’s first home made  aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was undocked successfully. A series of fitment  and trial processes combined with series of static and dynamic trials will be made on the aircraft before it is inducted to Indian navy in 2018 end.

  • India joins other countries like Russia,USA,UK,France in designing and construction of aircraft carriers now with the sucessful completion in constructing 40,000 tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
  • In August 2013,the carrier was launched and was left its dry dock in 2011 December.
  • Cochin Shipyard Limited CSL CMD Mr Karthik Subramaniam and other officials were present when undocking tool place.

INS Vikrant– some facts and featuresINS Vikrant undocked at Cochin

  • Vikrant refers to’ bold’ in hindi and ‘courageous’ in sanskrit.
  • The length of INS Vikrant is 260 metres and breadth of 60 metres weighs around 40,000 tonnes.
  • It has 2 take-off runways and a landing strip with 3 arrester wires, capable of operating STOBAR aircraft and home made LCA or Light Combat Vehicle Tejas.
  • It can carry up to 36 fixed-wing jets includng MIG-29 K.
  • In addition , it will carry ten helicopters like kamos Ka-31 s, Westland Sea kings or Dhurvs.
  • Indian Navys directorate of Naval Design has done the basic design of this aircraft carrier and design team members of CSL  had developed it into  detailed design.
  • Defending of naval fleet would be its sole aim and it would be placed in Indian Ocean where worlds economic and commercial interests converge.

About Cochin Shipyard Limited CSL

  • CSL  forms the largest shipbuilding and maintainence facility in India.
  • Founded in the year 1972.
  • Headquarters in Kochi, Kerala.
  • Present CMD is Mr K. Subramaniam.
  • Products includes tankers , bulk carriers, patrol boats etc