New Delhi: The fully indigenously developed aircraft carrier INS was recently dedicated to the country.
In this context, Tejas, a light fighter aircraft belonging to the Indian Navy, successfully landed for the first time aboard INS Vikrant on trial basis.
In a statement issued by the Indian Navy, “The Indian-made Tejas aircraft was successfully landed for the first time on the airstrip of the indigenously built Vikrant warship. This is a historic milestone event for India’s self-reliance programme,” it said.
Built at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore, the 45,000 tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was dedicated to the country in September last year. With a length of 262 meters and a beam of 62 meters, the Vikrant is the largest warship built in India. Of this, it can carry 30 aircraft.
Also, this warship can accommodate nearly 1,600 personnel.