A third aircraft carrier is a necessity for India due to operational and tactical reasons, especially in the context of China’s growing imprint on the Indian Ocean, said a senior Navy officer.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday, he said aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is currently under construction at Kochi shipyard and Covid-19 hampered its progress.
Its sea trials expected to begin next year | CSL and Navy have completed the Basin Trials
India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IA C) – INS Vikrant might begin its sea trials in Karwar waters, which is scheduled to begin in December.
The NIA is likely to transfer the case to the Kerala police as they gathered no evidence that the duo attempted to wage war against the nation