NEW DELHI — India is likely to complete construction of its first indigenous aircraft carrier, called the Air Defense Ship, by the end of this year, says Defense Minister A.K. Antony. “Regarding the Air Defense Ship being constructed at Cochin Shipyard Limited, 75% of hull work has been completed and [it] is expected to be launched in December 2011, after which further works will be undertaken prior to commissioning,” Antony says. The augmentation of infrastructure at the shipyard is ...

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