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Vikramaditya Growing Air-Defense Teeth

The Indian Navy completed refitting its new aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya with Barak-1 air defense systems and associated radars, preparing the new carrier for operational service. The carrier was acquired from Russia and commissioned into service in November 2013 without self protection systems.

India’s Largest Carrier INS Vikramaditya Arrives at Karwar Home Port

India's newest and biggest ever warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, has arrived yesterday at its home port of Karwar in Karnataka, in the...

Russia Delivers the INS Vikramaditya to the Indian Navy

The Indian Navy finally received its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya – formerly known in Russian as Admiral Gorshkov. The 45,400 ton carrier was handed...

Update: Vikramaditya begins sea trials at the White Sea

Five years after it was originally due to be delivered, and more than twice over budget, the Russian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya refurbished by the...

Vikramaditya delivery delayed at least until July 2013

Smoke pillowed from the Vikramaditya as she sailed the Barnets Sea on its first sea trial. Despite the crew's efforts to reach top speed, the vessel didn't make it, due to faulty boiler insulation.
Major issues reported during the recent sea trials at the Barnets Sea are delaying the completion and handover of the refurbished Russian built Admiral Gorshkov, aircraft carrier to the Indian Navy at least until July 2013

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