INS Vikramaditya


  • INS Vikramaditya is the country’s most powerful aircraft carrier.
  • It was built in 1987 and had served the Soviet navy (named as Baku). It was later renamed Admiral Gorshkov under the Russian navy.
  • The Indian navy purchased the vessel in 2004 and commissioned it in November 2013 at Severodvinsk in Russia.
  • It can carry over 30 aircraft comprising MiG-29Ks, Kamov-28s, Kamov-31s, ALH-Dhruv and Chetak helicopters.
  • It was retrofitted with a Barak missile system under joint development with Israel.
  • It is based at its home port at Karwar in Karnataka


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