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INS Vikrant - India's first indigenous aircraft carrier launchedIndia's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant launced today at Kochi Shipyard. It is the biggest warship  built in the country. India today entered into elite group  of nation including US, Russia, Britain and France capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. Indian Defence minister it was an "important" first step towards a long journey in the area of warship building for the country.He also pointed out that Indian Navy will be enhanced with latest technological weapon to ensure  safety and security to nation.
INS Vikrant will be equipped with modern weapons systems including long range surface-to-air missiles (LR SAM) and close-in weapons system (CIWS).The carrier will carry  Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), MiG-29K combat jets and a range of helicopters.
INS Vikrant will be 260 metres in length and 60 metres in breadth .It can attain speeds in excess of 28 knots (56 kilometres per hour…