File photo of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba
File photo of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba

IAC Vikrant to be delivered by 2021, says Navy Chief

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2019 15:34 IST

Kochi (Kerala) [India] April 20 (ANI): Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, on Saturday informed that India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, (IAC) Vikrant, will be delivered to the Indian Navy by 2021.
The chief said: “ India's first Indian Aircraft Carrier Vikrant">IAC Vikrant is undergoing outfitting at Kochi shipyard Ltd. Harbour acceptance trials are in progress and sea acceptance trial of this will commence in the latter half of this year.”
He further said that “The Aircraft Carrier will be delivered to Navy by the year 2021.”
INS Vikrant, also known as Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1 (IAC-1), is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India for the Navy. (ANI)