Refurbished INS Vikramaditya to join Indian Navy on January 2014

Indian Navy will soon have its second aircraft carrier warship by January 2014. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed as Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikramaditya, will be joining the Indian fleet after a delay of five years. “It will be accepted by the Defence Minister on November 16. On November 30, the ship will leave our waters for India,” Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during a meeting with his ministers, reported Voice of Russia.

      India’s Defence Minister A K Antony is scheduled to visit Russia between 15-17 November. India and Russia signed a Rs. 4,500 crore deal in 2004 and the war ship was sent to Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk port city in northern Russia for refurbishing. The deal was later revised to Rs. 13,000 crore in 2010. According to the initial plans, the 45,000-tonne Kiev class warship was scheduled to be delivered in 2008 and was later pushed to December 2012. During sea trials, it was found that the boilers of the warship were not fully functional and had to be fixed.

      Indian Navy will soon have its second aircraft carrier warship by January 2014. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed as Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikramaditya, will be joining the Indian fleet after a delay of five years. “It will be accepted by the Defence Minister on November 16. On November 30, the ship will leave our waters for India,” Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during a meeting with his ministers, reported Voice of Russia.

      India’s Defence Minister AK Antony is scheduled to visit Russia between 15-17 November. India and Russia signed a Rs. 4,500 crore deal in 2004 and the war ship was sent to Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk port city in northern Russia for refurbishing. The deal was later revised to ?13,000 crore in 2010. According to the initial plans, the 45,000-tonne Kiev class warship was scheduled to be delivered in 2008 and was later pushed to December 2012. During sea trials, it was found that the boilers of the warship were not fully functional and had to be fixed.



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