Prelims cum Mains Security Issues

India, UK in talks to build Naval supercarrier under ‘Make in India’: Report

News Summary

  • India may soon have a Naval supercarrier on the lines of UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth.
  • India will build the Naval supercarrier under the Make in India programme.
  • The aircraft carrier will be named INS Vishal.
  • India and UK are negotiating the deal for transfer of technology under the Make in India programme.


In brief: Aircraft carriers of India

  • INS Vikrant
    • 1st aircraft carrier of India
    • It was decommissioned in 1997 after serving for 37 years.
  • INS Viraat
    • 2nd and the longest serving aircraft carrier of India.
    • It was recently decommissioned in 2017 after serving for 56 years. (26 years as HMS Hermes and 30 as INS Vikrant)
  • INS Vikramaditya
    • India and Russia signed $1.5 billion for the acquisition the warship INS Vikramaditya inducted to the Indian Navy in 2013.
    • INS Vikramaditya is the only aircraft carrier of Indian Navy in operation.
  • INS Vikrant (IAC-1)
    • India’s 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is set to be inducted to Indian Navy by 2020.
  • INS Vishal
    • The 65000 tonne, INS Vishal on the lines of HMS Elizabeth will be built by India.
    • The design of the ‘copycat’ warship will be provided by aerospace giants BAE and Thales under the Make in India programme.


Note: The names of aircraft carriers are important for Prelims Exam

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