All About INS Vikrant, 1st India-Made Aircraft Carrier

INS Vikrant is named after its predecessor, which played a key role during the 1971 war against Pakistan for the liberation of Bangladesh.

262 metres long and 62 metres wide, INS Vikrant is the largest warship to be built in India.

It can have 30 aircraft on board, including MiG-29K fighter jets and helicopters.

This warship can accommodate a crew of nearly 1,600.

The octagonal shape with twin golden borders draws inspiration from the seal of the great Indian emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Multiple phases of sea trials of INS Vikrant have been completed since August 21 last year.

At present, India has only one aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, which is built on a Russian platform.

India can now deploy an aircraft carrier on both its eastern and western seaboards and expand its maritime presence.