|INS Vikramaditya is the largest aircraft carrier in India|
INS Vikramaditya is a modernized Kiev-class aircraft carrier and the Indian Navy's flagship. It entered service in 2013 and is translated from Hindi as Valour (Vikram) of the Sun (Aditya).
The carrier was initially named Baku and commissioned in 1987, operated with the Soviet Navy and then the Russian Navy (as Admiral Gorshkov) before being decommissioned in 1996.
After years of talks, India paid $2.35 billion for the aircraft carrier on January 20, 2004. In July 2013, the ship passed its sea and aviation trials September 2013.
The INS Vikramaditya was commissioned on November 16, 2013, in Severodvinsk, Russia. The then Indian Prime Minister formally entered INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy on June 14, 2014, and dedicated her to the country.
INS Vikramaditya has a length of 284 meters (930 feet), a displacement of 45,000 tons, and 22 decks.
The MiG-29K carrier-borne fighters, ten Kamakov Ka-31 AWEC helicopters, and the anti-submarine Ka-28 are all aboard this beast.
Our very own INS Vikrant is now completing sea testing and is slated to enter service in May-August 2022, with aircraft trials starting in mid-2023.
About INS Vikramaditya
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