India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be ready for deployment by the country’s navy in the next five years, a senior government official says. The IAC, which is likely to be named INS Vikrant – after India’s first and now decommissioned aircraft carrier – will be put in the water in August and undergo its first sea trials 10 months later, the official says. The $5 billion carrier, which is being constructed at the Cochin Shipyard on India’s western seaboard, “will ...


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