Kochi, Aug 12: There is reason to celebrate for the defence forces of the country as India on Monday launched its first aircraft career INS Vikrant, placing India in the fifth rank, after US, Russia, Britain and France, who have the ability to design and build aircraft carriers of 40,000 tonnes and above.
With impressive designing and features, INS Vikrant is over twice the size of a football field and its power units are said to be enough to light up the entire of Kochi.
On completion, INS Vikrant will be 260 metres in length and 60 metres in breadth and can attain a speed in excess of 28 knots (56 kilometres per hour), said Commodore Saibal Sen, additional principal director, Naval Design.
He further added,"There will be about 2,500 km of power cabling and 1,000 km of other cabling and it will have power generation capacity of 24 MW which must be the peak power load of Cochin city."
With a capacity to deploy over 30 aircraft and helicopters, it is considered to be the biggest aircraft carrier in India.