PM Modi Commissions First India-Made Aircraft Carrier Amid China Concerns

India has commissioned its first domestically built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, as the country seeks to bolster its navy capabilities amid growing concerns over the Chinese regime’s assertiveness in the region.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted the 262-meter-long and 62-meter-tall aircraft carrier at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd. in Kochi on Sept. 2. The INS Vikrant can carry 1,600 sailors and displaces about 43,000 tons, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense.
Modi said the commissioning of Vikrant signifies India’s progress toward self-reliance as it places India in an elite group of nations with the capability to domestically build an aircraft carrier….
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