Vikramaditya: Indian Navy enters a new era
The saga of much delayed and talked about controversial project of Indian Navy is going to be over now. Indian Navy is now in possession of a gigantic warship to boast of.
The handing over of the INS Vikramaditya (ex-Admiral Gorshkov), to Indian Defence Minister A K Antony at a gala ceremony attended by the Russian defence minister and top defence functionaries at the Russian Sevmash shipyard on 15th November 2013 marked a proud moment in the history of Indian Navy, which can rightly be said to have entered a new era.
To quote the Chief of Indian Navy Admiral D K Joshi , “given our vast maritime domain, far flung island territories, national interests and the extremely dynamic geostrategic environment, Vikramaditya’s recent commissioning has further bolstered our Carrier centric Blue Water capability.”
The project originally was proposed to India way back in 2000 when the Russian authorities offered to gift the Aircraft Carrier Admiral Gorshkov free of cos
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