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Union Minister Sarbanand Sonowal reviews progress of sea trials of indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 01, Nov 2021
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Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the progress of sea trials of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier ‘Vikrant’ during an onboard visit at sea yesterday. Designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND), Vikrant is being built at Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL). The ship had sailed out for the second sea trials on October 24. Indian Navy said, the ship is now undergoing the second phase of sea trials, during which detailed trials and testing of propulsion machinery, electrical and electronics suites, deck machinery, lifesaving appliances and ship systems are being conducted.

After witnessing the sea trials, the minister impressed upon Cochin Shipyard Ltd to ensure timely delivery of the ship in April 2022 to realise commissioning of the ship by August 2022 to commemorate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

With the delivery of the aircraft carrier, India will join a select group of nations with the capability to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier, which will be a real testimony to the Make in India thrust of the government.

Sources : News On Air