DMK mouthpiece Murasoli’s editorial on Thursday slammed BJP for claiming INS Vikrant as the success of the BJP-led government.
India’s maritime heritage goes a far longer way back than the PMO thinks it does: the best of naval times were, indeed, precolonial.
Its prototype is expected to be out in two years with 2028 set as the timeline for production to begin.
Future excavations will depend on the findings of this reconnaissance study and a detailed survey will follow.
The grand function marking the commissioning of INS Vikrant and the unveiling of Indian Navy’s new ensign was an occasion that displayed the Naval grandeur in white.
Prof V Sivaprasad, senior faculty of DoST, who was invited to the function, said it was a proud moment for him personally after seeing so many of his students at the Cochin Shipyard
Vikrant, Modi pointed out, is also a symbol of India’s talent and technology.
That is because he has destroyed the economy of country & has no money. We need 200 ships, but only have 130,” he tweeted on Friday.
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"Our refinery is dependent on the river but now its dependence will come down. Karnataka is one of the most benefited states of Sagarmala project," said the PM.
Jairam Ramesh shared a video of former defence minister A K Antony launching INS Vikrant in 2013 and said it just happens that the Modi government is in power when it is being commissioned.
The design encompassed within the octagon has been taken from the Indian Naval crest and has been replaced with a clear anchor underscoring the steadfastness of the Indian Navy.
INS Vikrant not just landmark, it is outcome of 21st century India’s work and determination: PM Modi
With the commissioning of the Vikrant, India now becomes the sixth country to make a warship bigger than 40,000 tonnes.
Ahead of the commissioning, PM Modi received the Guard of Honour at the Shipyard received a Guard of Honour as he arrived for the Commissioning ceremony.
He will also unveil a new naval ensign that would shake off the colonial vestiges, and reflect the rich Indian heritage, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
The commissioning of Vikrant will mark a significant step towards India's self-reliance in the defence sector, a Defence spokesman has said.
On October 2, 1934, the naval service was renamed Royal Indian Navy (RIN), with its headquarters at Bombay (now Mumbai), according to infirmation shared on a website of the Indian Navy.
PM's two-day Kerala visit on Thursday: He'll commission INS Vikrant, visit Adi Shankaracharya's birthplace
With the commissioning of Vikrant, India will have two operational Aircraft Carriers, which will bolster the maritime security of the nation.
Vice Admiral Ghormade said the commissioning of the aircraft carrier will be an 'unforgettable' day as it will significantly enhance the country's overall maritime capabilities.
The flight deck of INS Vikrant has an area equal to two and a half hockey fields which roughly translates into 12,500 sq m. There is a short runway and a long runway equipped with a ski-jump.
With one aircraft carrier still under maintenance and one yet to be inducted, the Indian Navy will be operating without one for some more time.