INS Vikrant

JUL 9

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Why in news?

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

About INS Vikrant:

  • INS Vikrant is India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1). Designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).
  • Vikrant is named after the Majestic-class aircraft carrier, which was operated by the Indian Navy from 1961 to 1997.
  • The Indian Navy now have two functional aircraft carriers:
    •  INS Vikrant
    •  INS Vikramaditya.
  • Moreover, with this launch, India has joined a select band of countries such as the USA, UK, France, Russia, Italy and China that have niche capabilities in designing and building an Aircraft Carrier.

PRACTICE QUESTION:

Consider the following statements regarding ‘INS Vikrant’:

1. It is India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

2. India is the only country after U.S and Russia to have indigenous aircraft carrier

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

                            A

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