Jan 8, 2014
INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Arrives in India
INS Vikramaditya, refitted former Soviet aircraft carrier has reached the Indian coast after leaving Russia’s northern shipyard in mid-November.
The Vikramaditya, formerly known as the Admiral Gorshkov, arrived at a naval base in Kanwar in the western state of Karnataka on Tuesday.
The aircraft carrier was handed over to the Indian navy on November 16 at the Semvash shipbuilder and departed from Russia on November 26.
A team of Russian specialists arrived onboard the ship and will stay in India for a year to fix any possible glitches if needed.
The Vikramaditya is to become India’s second aircraft carrier. The process of the ship’s official commissioning will take between three and four months.