India unveils home-built aircraft carrier

Country launches first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, which will be tested over next four years.

    India is set to launch its first home-built aircraft carrier at a shipyard in southern Kerala state.

    Designed and built entirely at home, India joins only four other nations that have done the same: the US, Britain, Russia and France.

    The INS Vikrant took six years to make at a cost of more than $2bn.

    On Saturday, India announced its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine was ready for sea trials.

    Al Jazeera's Hyder Abbasi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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