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India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier to be commissioned in 2022

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The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has informed that India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-I), is planned to be commissioned by 2022. Once commissioned, the carrier will be rechristened as INS Vikrant, in memory of India’s first aircraft carrier.

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About the IAC-I:

  • The IAC-1 carrier is being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi, Kerala, under a public-private partnership.
  • It comprises nearly 75 per cent of indigenous content from design, to steel used in construction, to key weapons and sensors.
  • The IAC-1 will undergo a series of sea trials before it gets inducted into the Navy.
  • Vikrant is 262 metres (860 ft) long and 62 metres (203 ft) wide, and displaces about 40,000 metric tons (39,000 long tons).

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