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INS Vikrant successfully berthed at Karwar Naval Base

Karwar (ANI): India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Saturday docked for the first time at the newly built berthing facility of Karwar naval base.
This landmark development under Project Sea Bird aims to enhance
the ship-berthing capacity of the Karwar Base.
“India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant successfully
berthed for the #first time at the newly constructed Aircraft Carrier
pier, at Karwar today. Built under Project Seabird, this is a landmark in enhancing the ship-berthing capacity of the Karwar Base,” Indian Navy said in a statement. (ANI)

INS Vikrant, India’s largest ship ever built in the country’s maritime history was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 2, last year. PM Modi had commissioned INS Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard.

During the event, PM Modi has also unveiled the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan), doing away with the colonial past. The Navy had earlier said the new insignia will be befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage.

INS Vikrant will contribute to ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean region, Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral S N Ghormade had said earlier.
He said the aircraft landing trials on board INS Vikrant will begin in November and they will be completed by mid-2023.
The warship has been built using indigenous equipment and machinery supplied by India’s major industrial houses as well as over 100 MSMEs.
Vikrant means victorious and gallant. The foundation for IAC was established in April 2005 by ceremonial Steel Cutting.