INS VIKRAMADITYA

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News:Defence minister has addressed the personnel of Western Fleet on-board INS Vikramaditya off the coast of Goa.

Facts:

About INS Vikramaditya:

  • INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier.
  • The aircraft carrier was originally built as Baku and commissioned in 1987.
  • It served with the Soviet Navy and later with the Russian Navy (as Admiral Gorshkov) before being decommissioned in 1996. 
  • It was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2013 from Russia.

Features:

  • The aircraft carrier is 284mts long.It has a displacement of 40,000 tons and is the biggest and heaviest in the Indian Navy fleet.
  • It has a total of 22 decks and can accommodate 1600 persons.
  • The warship can also carry planes such as MiG-29K,Kamov-31 and Chetak helicopters.