Naval light combat aircraft successfully tested

The first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers, was successfully tested at a facility in Goa, the defence ministry said here Sunday.

'China flexing muscle more after launching 1st aircraft carrier'

Since commissioning its first aircraft carrier, China's navy has conducted more exercises farther away from its shores and flexing its muscle by closely patrolling areas in disputed waters where Chinese companies are drilling for oil, a top US Air Force commander has said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

INS Vikramaditya may have been snooped by NATO allies

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

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.

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya inducted into Indian Navy

After a five-year-long wait, much awaited USD 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be inducted into the Indian Navy on Saturday.

`Delay in carrier project won`t hit Indo-Russian ties`

The late delivery of the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier will not adversely impact Indo-Russian defence cooperation as such major projects are not very common, a top Russian shipbuilder said on Friday.

Indian Navy pilots to train in Russia for Gorshkov operations

Preparing to induct Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, the Indian Navy has sent a batch of ten pilots to Russia for training to land and take-off fighter aircraft from the 44,500 tonne warship.

Antony to induct INS Vikramaditya into Navy next month

The long-delayed aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be inducted into Indian Navy by AK Antony during his Russia visit slated between Nov 15-17.

China`s first aircraft carrier completes crucial tests

China`s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has completed major and crucial tests during a three-month voyage and returned to its home-port on Sunday.

China`s first aircraft carrier undergoes major tests

The Liaoning returned to its home port in Qingdao Saturday after the voyage, Xinhua reported Sunday.

A glance at INS Vikramaditya – India’s largest aircraft carrier

All the trials have been completed and INS Vikramaditya, formerly known as Admiral Gorskhov, will be handed over to the Indian Navy on November 15.