INS Vikramadityaâ€™s operation crippled - The Hindu The news article's headline and the text say two different things. The headline says that INS Viki has been crippled. So, I was looking for kind of problems it is facing. I found none. Where is INS Viki crippled? No where. Has it gone through any accident? NO. Is it not functional or partially functional? No. The journalist with dubious reputation, S Anandan, gives a spin to the fact that INS Viki is going through pilot training which includes single engine landing and related carrier landing training procedures. It also doesn't have any air defence or CIWS installed. IIRC the initial two years are needed for pilot training, exploring the carrier's operations capability and becoming expert and familiar in its operations. So why is this guy saying that "INS Vikramaditya is crippled?" Is he crazy? Or he has some other motivation?