INS Vikrant - The Indigenous and the Most Dedicated Warship


INS-Vikrant was the first indigenous aircraft which was built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)  for the Indian Navy and designed by India Navy's in-house Warship Design Bureau(WDB), which was commissioned by  Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd September 2022. The name Vikrant was given as a tribute to India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant which was commissioned in 1961 and played a vital role in the Indo-Pak war ( 1971).

The motto of the ship, "Jayema Saṁ Yudhi Spr̥dhaḥ", means 'I defeat those who fight against me.

Prime minister Modi says it is a symbol of "indigenous potential".

"With INS Vikrant, India has joined the list of countries which manufacture huge aircraft carriers with indigenous technology. It has filled the country with new confidence," he said at the commissioning ceremony.


The 262.5 m long and 61.6m wide which displaces approximately 43,000 tonnes has a maximum designed speed of 28 Knots and endurance of 7500 Nautical Miles. Once Vikrant comes into the service, it will eventually become the workplace and home for 12,500 crew members. The carrier is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and systems.

The ship is capable of operating an air wing which consists of 30 aircraft including MiG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31, MH-60R multi-role helicopters, in addition to that indigenously manufactured Advanced Light Helicopters(ALH) and Light Combat Aircraft(LCA). Vikrant is powered by four General Electric LM2500+ gas turbines on two shafts, generating over 80 megawatts (110,000 hp) of power. The gearboxes for the carriers were designed and supplied by Elecon Engineering.

Over 76% of the ship contains indigenous content, construction of INS Vikrant had resulted in direct employment generation for over 2000 employees of CSL, indirectly employment of around 550 over sub-contractors and 100 MSMEs as well.

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