PM Modi on Friday commissioned INS Vikrant
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant.
The carrier is expected to play a major role in the Indian Navy’s operations in the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, PM Modi said that the Vikrant would be a “powerful symbol” of India’s maritime might.
INS Vikrant is India’s first aircraft carrier
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first aircraft carrier. He said that the country’s security concerns are in the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region. The carrier will be a major boost to India’s maritime capability.
PM Modi commissions the aircraft carrier, says ‘our security concerns Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioning the country’s first home-built aircraft carrier, on Saturday said that “our security concerns Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific”.
The 3,500-tonne warship, which is still some years away from being operational, was launched by Modi in Kochi.
“This Vikrant is a symbol of our indigenous capability, self-reliance, and world-class technology,” the prime minister said after commissioning the ship.
He also said that the carrier would “enhance India’s blue water capabilities” and that it reflected the country’s commitment to peace and security in the region.
The prime minister’s remarks come at a time when both China and Pakistan are increasing their military presence in the Indian Ocean Region.
In recent years, there have been a nuseveralidents involving Chinese warships and submarines in Indian waters. In September 2014, a Chinese submarine was detected close to the Vishakhapatnam coast, while in April this year, a Chinese warship entered Indian waters near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Pakistan, too, has been increasing its naval presence in the Indian Ocean Region and is currently building a base
What is the significance of Vikrant?
The significance of Vikrant lies in its ability to change the balance of power in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific region. With this commissioning, India now has a blue-water navy that can operate comfortably in both these regions. This gives India a major strategic advantage in an increasingly contested maritime space.
How does the aircraft carrier contribute to India’s security?
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, on Saturday. The significance of this event cannot be overstated, as the Vikrant significantly bolsters India’s naval power in the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region.
With a displacement of 40,000 tons and a length of 814 feet, the Vikrant is capable of carrying up to 30 fighter jets and helicopters. It is also equipped with modern weaponry, including an integrated air defense system, surface-to-air missiles, and close-in weapon systems.
In commissioning the Vikrant, Prime Minister Modi sent a clear message that India is committed to protecting its interests in the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region. The aircraft carrier will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of India’s maritime trade routes and will be a deterrent to any forces that seek to destabilize the region.
What are the other features of the aircraft carrier?
The other features of Vikrant include an advanced sonar suite for detecting and tracking underwater threats, an integrated platform management system, and a state-of-the-art combat management system. With these features, the first aircraft carrier will be able to provide the Indian Navy with a significant boost in its capabilities.
What are the plans for the first aircraft carrier Vikrant?
The future plans for India’s first aircraft carrier are to be used in various operations by the Indian Navy. These include rescue missions, anti-piracy patrols, and providing security during naval exercises and operations.
With the commissioning of INS Vikrant, India now has a powerful warship that can be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific region. This will help to ensure the safety and security of our country and our people. Prime Minister Modi has made it clear that India is committed to protecting its interests in the region, and this move will go a long way towards achieving that goal.
National Desk, Ne India News