INS Vikramaditya : The Largest Ship Of Indian Navy
Some interesting facts about the largest and the powerful carrier of Indian Navy INS Vikramaditya
- Fist of all INS Vikramaditya is a modified Russian Kiev-class aircraft carrier.
- Eventually, it was renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary emperor of Ujjain.
- In general, The carrier served with the Soviet Navy and with the Russian Navy before being decommissioned in 1996.
- India purchased the career on 20 January 2004 at a price of $2.35 billion.
- It was commissioned on 16 November 2013 at a ceremony held at Severodvinsk, Russia.
- The motto of INS Vikramaditya is 'strike far, strike sure'.
- Moreover, being 283.5 meters in length, it can travel with a speed of 56 km/h.
- It can carry a maximum of 36 aircraft's.
- Standing at a tall length of 284 meters, INS Vikramaditya has 22 decks.
- Furthermore, it requires nearly a lakh of eggs, 20,000 liters of milk and 16 tonnes of rice, every month.
- As it lacks its own air defence Missile system, Indian Navy has decided to put Barak missiles on the carrier for protection against aerial attacks.
- Also, it has hard power assets such as frigates, missile boats and attack submarines to operate both in offensive and defensive modes.
- Lastly, it also includes hospital, survey vessels and humanitarian relief & disaster relief platforms to deal with any natural calamity.
This is all what makes the mighty INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier rule the seas.