INS Vikrant: INS Vikrant, India’s first home-built aircraft carrier to be commissioned today, is set to enhance the naval strength of the country. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, this warship has been tipped as a “city on the move”.
INS Vikrant summed up in 5 numbers
262 metres: INS Vikrant, the largest warship to be built in India, is 62 metres wide and 262 metres long. It will be the country’s second carrier after INS Vikramaditya.
2 Football fields: To put its size in figures, the warship is as massive as two football fields end to end and 18 floors tall.
1,600 crew: INS Vikrant can accommodate 30 aircraft and 1600 crew members on board. It is also equipped with machines that can make 3000 chapatis per hour.
2 Olympic pools: The hangar of the aircraft carrier is as big as two Olympic pools size. Initially, the warship will carry some helicopters and MiG fighter jets.
16-bed hospital: INS Vikrant, which took over a decade to be built, is equipped with a 16-bed hospital, 2400 compartments and 250 tankers of fuel.