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.

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