Indian Navy fires surface-to-air missile from INS Vikramaditya

The country’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya successfully carried out the maiden test of the newly installed Barak short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM).

The 44,500 tonne carrier was commissioned into the Navy in November 2013 at Severodvinsk in Russia. The firing was conducted as part of the ‘operational readiness inspection’ of the Western Fleet by Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra.

    Takeaways from above News-
    • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) of Indian Navy is Sunil Lanba
    • INS Vikramaditya was commissioned into the Navy in November 2013
    • Indian Navy bought this aircraft carrier from Russia
    • Barak SAM was developed with joint efforts of India and Israel.

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    Source- The Hindu

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