The first national Indian aircraft carrier will be launched at the end of the year.

The first national Indian aircraft carrier will be launched at the end of the year.3 August the Minister of Defense of India AK Anthony (AK Antony) reported that the Cochin shipyard is successfully building the first Indian national aircraft carrier. The bulk of the construction work will be completed by December of this year, after which the ship will be launched.


According to the minister, 75% construction work has now been completed. Anthony also said that India is able to independently build high-tech warships to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers. In order to ensure military balance in the Indian Ocean, the Indian Navy will have two aircraft carriers.

Regarding the situation with the fine-tuning of the Gorshkov aircraft carrier in Russia, the minister said that work was proceeding according to schedule. In March last year, after the signing of an additional agreement, Russia pledged to increase the amount of labor and materials needed to complete the construction of an aircraft carrier. Most of the onboard systems and equipment are already installed on the ship. As expected, the aircraft carrier will be transferred to the Indian Navy in December 2012 of the year.
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  1. figwam 6 August 2011 15: 01 New
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    Cool, just 2 aircraft carriers will go into service.
    On one will be an instant-29k, and on the second what?
  2. yuvit
    yuvit 6 August 2011 15: 20 New
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    In the early seventies, I happened to hand over the ship to the Indian Navy and for several months to work closely with the officers of this country. I had very good impressions of their level of training and high professionalism. Some of them, before the reception of our ship, served on the Indian aircraft carrier, of that time, took part in military conflicts with Pakistan. Their stories of the fighting left me with an indelible and positive impression.
  3. datur 6 August 2011 17: 03 New
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    but we don’t need -the main Mistral !!!!! we will win with them!
  4. beech
    beech 5 February 2012 15: 48 New
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    I wish we had the same type of admin. Kuznetsov, a new current and a couple of the same type with Moscow and Peter the Great