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PM Narendra Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to nation, calls it historic

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 23:19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dedicated to the nation INS Vikramaditya, India`s largest and most powerful aircraft carrier, marking his first visit to a military facility after assuming office. He called it a "giant step in India`s naval prowess".

100,000 eggs consumed on INS Vikramaditya every month

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12:34

The 20-storey tall INS Vikramaditya, which was visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday, is practically a floating city, with a staggering 100,000 eggs and 20,000 litres of milk being consumed a month.

Dismantling of INS Vikrant: SC to hear Centre`s plea on Friday

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 21:37

Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday a plea of the Centre seeking modification of an earlier order virtually stopping the dismantling process of India`s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant decommissioned in 1997.

Maintain status quo on `INS Vikrant`: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 00:53

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered maintenance of status quo on India`s first aircraft carrier `INS Vikrant` which is on the verge of being converted into scrap.

Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:45

The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore.

China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:23

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expects to visit China`s aircraft carrier when he arrives in the country on Monday, a US official said, in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to highlight a potent symbol of its military buildup.

India`s biggest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya reaches Indian Ocean

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 13:12

The much-awaited and long-delayed India`s biggest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya after being acquired from Russia has finally arrived in the Arabian Sea after a long voyage.

China`s first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 10:47

The aircraft carrier Liaoning carried out more than 100 tests, including of its combat systems, and has now docked at port in the northern city of Qingdao, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday.

HC seeks Centre`s reply on PIL seeking preservation of Vikrant

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 20:12

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Union and the state governments to file replies to a petition demanding that INS Vikrant, India`s first aircraft carrier, now decommissioned, be preserved and not scrapped.

China`s aircraft carrier sails through sensitive Taiwan Strait

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:29

China`s first aircraft carrier passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the narrow strip of waters separating China and Taiwan, as it headed to the disputed South China Sea on its maiden voyage for training.

INS Vikramaditya may have been snooped by NATO allies

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 19:42

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya may have been snooped by a surveillance aircraft belonging to one of the NATO countries when it was undergoing sea trials in Russia.

Can India afford to run INS Vikramaditya, asks Pak daily

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 14:03

The commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy from Russia shows how addicted the Indian establishment is to outmoded thinking, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial Monday.