New Delhi. India is going to take concrete steps to rein in the increasing interference of China in the Indian Ocean. Soon the Indian indigenous aircraft carrier is going to join the Navy. Indian Navy’s Carrier Battle Group is stationed in the Arabian Sea to deal with Pakistan, but to maintain its strength on the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean area, another Carrier Battle Group will be deployed soon. The sea trials of the indigenous aircraft carrier IAC (P71) ‘Vikrant’ have also started.
On Wednesday, IAC Vikrant left for his first sea trial. Earlier last year itself, this aircraft carrier harbor trial and basin trial was completed at Kochi shipping yard i.e. before sea trials, all the equipment installed in the ship is checked whether they are working properly or not. . Due to Corona, there was a slight delay in its sea trials. The indigenous aircraft carrier will be named after the retired aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from the Indian Navy. Talking about the merits of this aircraft carrier, its total length is 262 meters, whose construction work started in February 2009 at the Cochin Shipyard.
Career will be ready with 76 percent indigenous content
This aircraft carrier will have a total of 14 decks and 2,300 compartments, which is enough to accommodate a total of 1700 sailors. The maximum speed of this carrier is 28 nautical cargo per hour and about 76 percent of it is indigenous content. 26 fighter aircraft and 10 helicopters can be kept in this carrier. The Indian Navy currently has only MiG-29K fighters that can fly from aircraft carriers. Apart from this, the Navy version of Swadesh Tejas is also being prepared for this. Talking about helicopters, apart from Romeo helicopters taken from America, Sea King and indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv can also be deployed on this carrier.
It is expected that by 2023 it will join the Indian Air Force. Presently Indian Navy has one aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which was commissioned in Indian Navy in 2014 and is stationed at Karwar on the western seaboard while India needs another aircraft carrier to be placed at Visakhapatnam on the eastern seaboard. can go Since India needs at least three aircraft carriers because whenever one carrier has been repaired, at least two aircraft carriers are serving them. Recently, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the progress of construction of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-1.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has described the indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant as a great example of the Navy’s self-reliance efforts. After joining the Navy of this aircraft carrier, India will be among the few countries in the world that have the technology to build aircraft carriers.