Indian Navy’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier To Begin Sea Trial In 2020

The Indian Navy’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is expected to commence sea trials from early 2020, India’s Ministry of Defense said after the country’s defense secretary, Sanjay Mitra, reviewed the project, which has entered the final phase at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kochi. The ship was launched in August 2013 and the main propulsion plant, power generation equipment, deck machinery and auxiliary equipment have been installed and integrated on board.

“In-house trials of ship’s systems by the Carrier Acceptance and Trials Team have already commenced and the sea trials are expected to commence by early 2020,” a statement issued by India’s Ministry of Defense reads. Read More

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