PM Narendra Modi Commissions INS Vikrant

PM Narendra Modi Commissions INS Vikrant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, here on Friday, putting India in a select league of countries with domestic capabilities to build such large warships.

The Prime Minister commissioned the aircraft carrier, built at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore, at a function organized by Cochin Shipyard Limited here.

With the commissioning of Vikrant, India joined a select group of nations that have the niche capacity to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by a large number of dignitaries including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Kerala Governor Arif Mohamad Khan, State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Ernakulam MP Hibi Eden, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and senior officials from the Navy and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the induction of INS Vikrant, named after his predecessor who played a crucial role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, into the Navy.

The luggage rack is packed with state-of-the-art features.

Narendra Modi Commissions INS Vikrant