INS Vikramaditya enters home ground

Mon Jan 06 2014, 18:56 hrs
Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has arrived in the Indian Navy's Area of Responsibility and commenced integration with the Western Fleet. (IE Photo)
Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has arrived in the Indian Navy's Area of Responsibility and commenced integration with the Western Fleet. (IE Photo)
The ship has transited non-stop for over 8000 nm without entering any port enroute. (IE Photo)
The ship has transited non-stop for over 8000 nm without entering any port enroute. (IE Photo)
Vikramaditya was inducted into the Indian Navy in November last year, ending nine years' of wait. (IE Photo)
Vikramaditya was inducted into the Indian Navy in November last year, ending nine years' of wait. (IE Photo)
At present, the Navy's two aircraft carriers - INS Vikramaditya and INS Viraat are operating together at sea along with the Western Fleet. (IE Photo)
At present, the Navy's two aircraft carriers - INS Vikramaditya and INS Viraat are operating together at sea along with the Western Fleet. (IE Photo)
The aircraft carrier is not having any air defence systems on board to protect itself from aerial attacks while coming home from Russia and the Navy has sent warships to escort it safely. (IE Photo)
The aircraft carrier is not having any air defence systems on board to protect itself from aerial attacks while coming home from Russia and the Navy has sent warships to escort it safely. (IE Photo)
To provide it protection from aerial attacks, the Navy had chosen the controversial Barak missiles, which will be integrated with the aircraft only after it reaches India. (IE Photo)
To provide it protection from aerial attacks, the Navy had chosen the controversial Barak missiles, which will be integrated with the aircraft only after it reaches India. (IE Photo)

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