INS Vikrant

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    • India’s first Indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), INS Vikrant, successfully completed the fourth and final phase of sea trials.

    About INS Vikrant

    • INS Vikrant was named after the warship that played a crucial role in the 1971 war.
    • Designed: By the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND), the carrier has been built at Cochin Shipyard Limited, a public sector shipyard under the Ministry of Shipping.
      • It is a shining example in the nation’s quest for ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India Initiative,’ with more than 76 per cent indigenous content.”
    • It is the largest and most complex warship ever to be designed and built in India.
    • INS Vikrant will complement the INS Vikramaditya, currently the navy’s lone carrier, which was acquired from Russia in 2013. 

    Features 

    • It has a top speed of around 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles. 
    • The ship can accommodate an assortment of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft.
    • It has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1,700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers.

    Source :HT