The INS Vikrant, which means “courageous” or “bold” in Hindi, is a 40,000-tonne vessel which will carry Russian-built MiG-29 fighter jets,other light aircraft and Kamov 31 .It seems like a Big football field (twice the size of a football field).Its power unit can light up the entire Kochi city and the cabling is enough to cover the distance between the city and Delhi.Today (Aug 12 2013)Defence Minister A K Antony’s wife Elizabeth launched the 37,500-tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard .This launching is the first phase of its construction When the INS Vikrant comes into a full service in 2018.India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier, United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and France have already aircraft carrier.
This is a $5 billion project .Defence minister AK Antony said as he is blessed with this moment.” It’s a remarkable milestone.It marks just a first step in a long journey but at the same time an important one”The ship, which will be fitted with weaponry and machinery ,it is really influencing to Build and show our strength for competing with other country.”All these are power projection platforms, to project India’s power as an extension of its diplomacy,”Rahul Bedi added.India already has one aircraft carrier in operation – a 60-year-old British vessel acquired by India in 1987 and renamed INS Viraat – but it will be phased out in the coming years.
India’s aggressive stance towards China ,IAF lands Super Hercules plane in Ladakh – india’s movement against china As part of China’s infiltration in ladakh
C-130J ‘Super Hercules’ aircraft landed in Ladakh on Tuesday .It is a strong warning to china by revealing our IAF strength. The Super Hercules transport plane landed at the world’s highest and recently-activated Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time.C-130J landed barely eight km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC),as India becomes more aggressive over the sensitive sector.
“A C-130J Super Hercules landed at DBO, It is the highest airstrip in the world .The Commanding Officer, Group Captain Tejbir Singh and the crew of the ‘Veiled Vipers’ along with senior officer touched down on the DBO airstrip located at 16614 feet (5065 meters)in the Aksai Chin area.It was last used in 1965 war with pakistan and 2008 with the landing of an Antonov-32 aircraft there from Chandigarh,” the Air Force said in a statement.