Indian Navy commissions indigenous aircraft carrier “INS Vikrant”
India commissioned the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, on 02 September 2022 with a ceremony held at the Cochin Shipyard.
Showcasing the country’s growing prowess of indigenous manufacturing and a major milestone towards ‘Self-reliant India’, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Indian Naval Ship (INS) at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on 02 September. ) turned on Vikrant. , 2022. During the event, the Prime Minister also unveiled the new Naval Ensign (mark), setting aside the colonial past and in line with the rich Indian maritime heritage. He dedicated the new flag to Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said, here on the coast of Kerala, every Indian is witnessing the sunrise of a new future. This event being held onboard INS Vikrant is a tribute to India’s rising spirit on the world horizon. He said that today we are seeing the expression of the dream of freedom fighters where they envisioned a capable and strong India.
Commenting on the new mood of the nation, the Prime Minister said, “No challenge is too difficult for the India of today. He said, “Today India has joined those countries in the world, which build such a large aircraft carrier with indigenous technology. Today INS Vikrant has infused a new confidence in the country, and instilled a new confidence in the country.” He also mentioned the auspicious and auspicious occasion of Onam which is making the occasion even more joyful.