India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, Vikrant set sail to begin its first sea trial. INS Vikrant was designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). This advanced warship is the first attempt by the two entities to build an aircraft carrier from the ground up. INS Vikrant has 75 per cent indigenous content and will be commissioned into the Eastern Naval Command. It will be commissioned into the Indian Navy by August 2022.
About the INS Vikrant:
- It is 262 m long, 62 m wide, and has a height of 59 m;
- It has 14 decks and 2,300 coaches;
- It has a top speed of around 28 knots;
- Its design is completely modelled in 3D.