Indigenous Vikrant class Aircraft Carrier (IAC)

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The Indian Navy Carrier Strike Group of the Future

Project-71 Vikrant aircraft carrier

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...with MiG-29K Multirole Fighters

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...and ALH Dhruv multimission Helicopters

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Project-15B Visakhapatnam-class Destroyer

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Project-17A Nilgiri-class Frigate(s)

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All MFSTAR & Barak 8-equipped vessels will be functioning in Joint Taskforce Coordination aka Cooperative Engagement Capability, what one of them sees, they all see. What one of them sees, they can all engage.

Project-28 Kamorta-class ASW Corvette

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All surface combatants will be operating MH-60R Anti-submarine Helicopters

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Fleet Support Ship (FSS)

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Project-75A/Project-76 Nuclear-powered Attack Submarine

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...with P-8I Neptune not far away

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...and everything being coordinated via GSAT-7 (and its follow-ons).
 
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The Indian Navy Carrier Strike Group of the Future

Project-71 Vikrant aircraft carrier

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...with MiG-29K Multirole Fighters

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...and ALH Dhruv multimission Helicopters

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Project-15B Visakhapatnam-class Destroyer

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Project-17A Nilgiri-class Frigate(s)

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All MFSTAR & Barak 8-equipped vessels will be functioning in Joint Taskforce Coordination aka Cooperative Engagement Capability, what one of them sees, they all see. What one of them sees, they can all engage.

Project-28 Kamorta-class ASW Corvette

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All surface combatants will be operating MH-60R Anti-submarine Helicopters

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Fleet Support Ship (FSS)

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Project-75A/Project-76 Nuclear-powered Attack Submarine

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...with P-8I Neptune not far away

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...and everything being coordinated via GSAT-7 (and its follow-ons).
Woops...forgot this baby :laugh:

Ka-31 AEW&C Helicopters

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India’s New Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant Starts Sea Trials
Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ designed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design(DND) is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL), a Public Sector Shipyard under Ministry of Shipping(MoS). IAC is a leading example of the nation’s quest for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” with more than 76% indigenous content. This is the maiden attempt of the Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard to indigenously design and build an Aircraft Carrier.


The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is 262 m long, 62 m at the widest part and height of 59 m including the superstructure. There are 14 decks in all, including five in the superstructure. The ship has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers. The ship has been designed with a very high degree of automation for machinery operation, ship navigation and survivability, ‘Vikrant’ has a top speed of around 28 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles. The ship can accommodate an assortment of fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

Most of the ship construction activities have been completed and the ship has entered the trials phase. Readiness of ship’s Propulsion and Power Generation equipment/ systems was tested in harbour as part of Basin Trials in Nov 20. Progress of construction of the Carrier was reviewed by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri during his visit to the ship on 25 Jun 21. Though the commencement of Sea Trials was delayed due to the 2nd wave of COVID, with concentrated and dedicated efforts of large number of workmen, OEMs, engineers, overseers, inspectors, designers and the ship’s crew, who had put their heart and soul towards the ship’s readiness for sea trials. This is a major milestone activity and historical event. Reaching this milestone is significant as they have been achieved barring the current pandemic challenges and imponderables. During the maiden sailing, ship’s performance, including hull, main propulsion, PGD and auxiliary equipment would be closely watched.

With the delivery of IAC, India would join a select group of nations with the capability to indigenously design and build an Aircraft Carrier, which will be a real testimony to the ‘Make in India’ thrust of the Indian Government.


The Indigenous construction of Aircraft Carrier is a shining example in the Nation’s quest for ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India Initiative’. This has led to growth in indignous design and construction capabilities besides development of large number of ancillary industries, with employment opportunities for 2000 CSL personnel and about 12000 employees in ancillary industries. Over 76% indigenous content towards procurement of equipment, besides work by CSL and their subcontractors is being directly invested back into the Indian economy. Around 550 Indian firms including about 100 MSMEs are registered with CSL, who are providing various services for construction of IAC.


Indian Navy’s ship building programme is rightly poised to provide requisite ‘Economic Stimulus’, with 44 ships & submarines on order being built indigenously.

About IAC INS Vikrant
Back in 2015, India’s minister of defense announced that the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant would be delivered to the Indian Navy in December 2018. Local media reported in May 2017 that the procurement delays has been resolved and the carrier’s fitting-out was 62% complete, with trials of the auxiliary systems scheduled by late 2017. The latest reports indicate that India’s first locally made aircraft carrier will be commissioned in 2021.


INS Vikrant is a 260 meters long and 60 meters wide vessel displacing 37,500-tonnes. Maximum speed of the ship is announced at 28 knots, with a range of 7,500 nautical miles at a speed of 18 knots. INS Vikrant is set to receive a large crew complement composed of 160 officers and 1,400 sailors. The STOBAR aircraft carrier will be able to accommodate up to 30 fighters and helicopters, including Mig-29K fighters jets and Ka-31 helicopters.
 

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That's what I thought too but Sandeep Unnithan keeps insisting that P-76 itself is the SSN project.

This is the last time they were mentioned in news portals, not long ago.
Just get P-75I and invest everything into nuclear subs from then on. No point in running conventional sub projects. Juist ask help from Russians.
And why that? Even existing nuclear submarine projects are looking financial nightmares for tomorrow in both construction and maintenance. From where that money will come?
 

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What are the chances the India government announcing another IAC-1 class carrier?
 

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