Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is set to be commissioned into service by end of 2021 or early 2022. The project is significant in light of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative as 75% of its materials and onboard equipment are indigenously developed. The carrier is in the final stages of its construction at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The basin trials, which is the testing of the machinery and equipment in floating conditions, were successfully carried out recently. This is to be followed by sea trials in early 2021.
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