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Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is planned to be brought to sea trials in September

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Reports are coming from India that the future flagship of one of the fleets of the Indian Navy, the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, has begun final tests. The aircraft carrier "Vikrant" has been under construction since 2006 (the main phase of construction - since February 2009). At the same time, its final transfer to the country's naval forces was constantly postponed. Initially, the aircraft carrier was planned to be put into service in 2015, then postponed until 2018. Now the plans are to put the warship into service, having completed the tests, by the end of 2020. But even this in India itself is still a big question.


The Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, according to the ZeeNews portal, will go to sea in September. From the post:

Full-fledged sea trials are likely to begin in September.

The same publication believes that the aircraft carrier will not be in service with the country's navy before 2023.

The aircraft carrier can carry 26 fighters and 10 helicopters on board. India chose the Russian MiG-29K as the basis for its fighter wing.

The material says that the final sea trials had to be postponed indefinitely due to the difficult epidemiological situation.

It is reported that the Indian naval command intends to deploy the aircraft carrier "Vikrant" in Vishakhapatnam - on the east coast. Another aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy ("Vikramaditya") at the same time will be based on the east coast of the country.
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  1. Private-K
    Private-K 21 August 2020 07: 51 New
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    The Indian Naval Command intends to deploy the Vikrant aircraft carrier in Vishakhapatnam, on the east coast. Another aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy ("Vikramaditya") at the same time will be based on the east coast of the country.

    Drinking solution. For India, it is enough to have one base with the infrastructure for aircraft carriers. And, of course, on the east coast - to protect space from a potential raid by the packs.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 21 August 2020 12: 47 New
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      So from that side closer to the evil Chinese)))))
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 21 August 2020 07: 53 New
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    "It intends to deploy the aircraft carrier Vikrant in Vishakhapatnam, on the east coast. Another Indian Navy aircraft carrier (Vikramaditya) will be stationed on the east coast of the country at the same time."
    If not a typo about being based on the same coast, then both are intended to confront China.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 21 August 2020 12: 49 New
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      It would be wiser to keep one aircraft carrier on each coast. Although, on the other hand, the distances are not very long - AUG, at full speed, will "run" in 5-6 days.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 August 2020 08: 12 New
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    The aircraft carrier "Vikrant" has been under construction since 2006. The same publication believes that the aircraft carrier will not be in service with the country's navy before 2023.
    Aircraft carriers, they are ... It's also not a fact in '23. recourse
  4. Mytholog
    Mytholog 21 August 2020 08: 41 New
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    Even if in 2023, the first independent construction of an aircraft carrier in 17 years is not bad, I must admit. Not bad.
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 21 August 2020 08: 51 New
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      2006 to 2023? 17 years . A lot of equipment is already repairable.
  5. tanit
    tanit 21 August 2020 08: 49 New
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    It is reported that the Indian naval command intends to deploy the aircraft carrier "Vikrant" in Vishakhapatnam - on the east coast. Another aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy ("Vikramaditya") at the same time will be based on the east coast of the country.

    What language is it written in? belay
    If anything, Visakhapatnam is the only major base on the east coast.
  6. 川 建国
    川 建国 21 August 2020 11: 26 New
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    Could India really allow an aircraft carrier to serve by 2023? I doubt that their aircraft carrier Vikramatia is almost entirely Russian.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 22 August 2020 21: 05 New
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      Quote: 川 建国
      Could India really allow an aircraft carrier to serve by 2023? I doubt that their aircraft carrier Vikramatia is almost entirely Russian.

      Those. the former British aircraft carrier Hermes could serve for a long time in the Indian Navy since 1986, but ours is not?