INS Vikrant set for launch tomorrow

| Updated on: Aug 11, 2013




The aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy being built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd will be formally launched at a function at the yard on Monday.

Elizabeth Antony, wife of Union Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, will name and launch the ship. Besides, Antony, Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan, and Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food K.V. Thomas will be present on the occasion.

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier designed by the Indian Navy (Directorate General of Naval Design) is one of the most prestigious warship projects of the Defence Ministry and is unprecedented in terms of size and complexity compared to any indigenous warship project till date.

With this project, India becomes the fourth nation to join the select club of 40,000 tonnes aircraft carrier designers and builders.

Published on August 11, 2013

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