India’s 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant to be commissioned next year: Rajnath Singh

The aircraft carrier is a much-needed boost for the Indian Navy`s capabilities as the navy currently functions with only one aircraft carrier. The construction of the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi has faced many delays since work started on it in 2009. An additional aircraft carrier is key in wake of growing Chinese forays into the Indian Ocean Region.