The maiden indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was undocked recently at the State-owned Cochin shipyard. The undocking is part of the second phase of work on the carrier, which is expected to be over by 2017.
- The basic design of the indigenous aircraft carrier was done by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, which was developed into detailed design by the design team of CSL.
- It will be India’s largest aircraft carrier after induction.
- The successful completion of the aircraft carrier puts India in the elite group of four nations – the US, Russia, the UK and France – in the world capable of designing and constructing aircraft carriers.
Sources: The Hindu, PIB.