Meet India’s Past, Current and Future Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy | India | INS

Meet Past , Current and future Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy INS . INS Vikrant R11 , INS Viraat , INS Vikramaditya , INS Vikrant IAC I and INS Vishal are all Aircraft Carrier already included or to be included in Indian Navy

Here are list below

INS Vikrant

In service 1961 - 1997

INS Vikrant is India's first Aircraft Carrier

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The ship was built in 1943 under the name Hercules for the British Royal Navy during World War II, but construction was put on hold after the war's end 1944, and she never entered British service

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India purchased the incomplete carrier from the United Kingdom in 1957, and construction was completed in 1961

INS Vikrant was a Majestic-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy

She played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade on East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971

INS Vikrant was decommisioned in 1997 . She served as museum ship till 2012 in cuff parade, Mumbai

Due to safety concern at the end of January 2014, Vikrant was sold through an online auction to a Darukhana ship-breaker, where she underwent preparations to be broken up

INS Viraat

INS Viraat is India's Second Aircraft Carrier

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Ship was laid down by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness during World War II as HMS Elephant.
Construction was suspended in 1945 but work was resumed in 1952 to clear the slipway and the hull was launched on 16 February 1953

INS Viraat was originally commissioned in the British Royal Navy as HMS Hermes on 18 November 1959 - 1987

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INS Viraat was later transferred to India in 1987

She was commissioned on 12 May 1987 in INS and will be decommissioned by 2016

INS Viraat is the last British-built ship serving with the Indian Navy

INS Viraat is the oldest carrier in service in the world and is one of three aircraft carriers based in the Indian Ocean Region

INS Vikramaditya ( 45,400 tons )

INS Vikramaditya is india's Third Aircraft Carrier

-------------- Soviet Navy History ------------

Originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987, the carrier served with the Soviet and later with the Russian Navies as Admiral Gorshkov before being decommissioned in 1996

On 20 January 2004 after years of negotiations at a final price of $2.35 billion carrier was purchased ny India

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INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier which entered into service with the Indian Navy in 2013

INS Vikramaditya weight about 45,000 tons

INS Vikramaditya is modified from VTOL carrier to STOBAR carrier

INS Vikrant ( 2013 )

INS Vikrant is India's 4th Aircraft Carrier ( Under Construction )

INS Vikrant is the first indigenous aircraft carrier built in India and the first Vikrant-class aircraft carrier built by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy

The project cost has upto US$3 billion

INS Vikrant weight about 40,000 tons

Construction will be completed and commissioned by 2016

INS Vishal

INS Vishal is India 5th Aircraft Carrier currently in its design phase

INS Vishal is second indigenous aircraft carrier built in India by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy

INS Vishal will weight about 65,000 tons

INS Vishal will be nuclear-powered with CATOBAR system to launch heavier aircraft like larger fighters, AEW (airborne early-warning) aircraft and mid-air refueling tankers

INS Vishal will be third nuclear powered aircraft carrier after US and France

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