INS Vikrant Indian Built Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant 2 Indian Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant, Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Warship India is set to unveil its first home-built aircraft carrier from a shipyard in southern Kerala state. Watch the INS Vikrant largest warship made in India video unveil video at Kochi in Kerala. INS Vikrant at Kochi shipyard.The 37,500 tonne INS Vikrant is expected to go for extensive trials in 2016 before being inducted into the navy by 2018, reports say. INS Vikrant Video.
With this, India will join a select group of countries capable of building such a vessel.
Other countries capable of building a similar ship are the US, the UK, Russia and France. Monday’s launch of INS Vikrant will mark the end of the first phase of its construction.
The ship will be then re-docked for outfitting and further construction.
The ship, which will have a length of 260m (850ft) and a breadth of 60m, has been built at the shipyard in Cochin.
INS Vikrant aircraft carrier was designed and manufactured locally, using high grade steel made by a state-owned steel company.