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Satellite images reveal China is constructing its third, and largest, aircraft carrier

China has not formally confirmed it is building a third carrier, despite recent hints in state media, and the timing and extent of its carrier programme remain state secrets.

May 07, 2019, 23:19 PM IST

China plans to build 30,000-tonne nuclear-powered ship: Report

The ship is expected to be fitted with two 23-megawatt compact pressurised water reactors which could propel it to speeds of up to 11.5 knots.

Mar 20, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

LCA Tejas for Indian Navy tests arrestor hook, gets ready for carrier operations

In December 2016, the Navy had expressed its unhappiness over the naval version of LCA Tejas and claimed that the fighter was "too heavy".

Aug 02, 2018, 16:21 PM IST

INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, to commence sea trials by 2020

Sea trials of the indigenously built aircraft carrier, Vikrant, are expected to commence by early 2020, a Defence spokesperson said on Thursday. The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Project was reviewed by defence secretary Sanjay Mitra at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kochi, he said.

Jul 20, 2018, 11:33 AM IST

China's first homemade aircraft carrier ready for completion in record time

Codenamed Type 001A, the aircraft carrier will be second with the PLA Navy - after the Liaoning, and the first to be built at home. Officials say speed and quality of construction are both equal highlights of the sea fortress.

Mar 28, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: The fighter jet that India does not want to buy, yet

There had been speculation that India is interested in the F-35 Lightning.

Mar 01, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

Indian Navy's first indigenous aircraft carrier to be ready by 2020: Navy Chief

The Navy chief said the second aircraft carrier will be around 65,000 tonnes.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:52 PM IST

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Pyongyang

The 1,092-foot Reagan carries a crew of 4,539 and is equipped with roughly 60 aircraft and costs about $8.5 billion.

May 19, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

China launches second aircraft carrier

China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first to be developed and built indigenously, in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.

Apr 26, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

'India should focus less on speeding up process of building aircraft carriers to contain China'

India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.

Apr 24, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

North Korea says to 'ruthlessly ravage' the U.S. if it chooses to attack: KCNA

North Korea's military said on Friday it would "ruthlessly ravage" the United States if Washington chose to attack, as a U.S. aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

Apr 14, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat sails into history - In Pics

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat on Monday sailed into sunset, after nearly 30 years with the Indian Navy.

Mar 06, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat: Interesting facts

 Aircraft carrier INS Viraat was decommissioned on Monday evening at a ceremony onboard.

Mar 06, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

After nearly 30 years with Indian Navy, aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned

The majestic INS Viraat was finally lowered in a solemn ceremony on Monday.

Mar 06, 2017, 21:41 PM IST

China says second aircraft carrier nearing completion

Speeding up its efforts to acquire a second aircraft carrier, China on Thursday said the process of the installation of equipment and facilities was on for the nation's first domestically-built carrier after completion of construction of its hull.

Oct 27, 2016, 17:08 PM IST

India to buy 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, over 200 fighter jets in next 10 years: Report

In order to ramp up its military preparedness, India will spend a massive $223 billion or Rs 15 lakh core over the next decade to acquire weapon systems, as per a media report.

Aug 23, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

US Navy to induct first super aircraft carrier this year

Sean Stackley, the Navy's assistant secretary for acquisitions, unveiled the timetable for the 100,000-tonne, 1,100-foot-long warship in testimony prepared for the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Apr 08, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Fire on aircraft carrier INS Viraat, one Navy personnel dead

One Navy personnel died on Sunday as fire broke out on aircraft carrier INS Viraat, 

Mar 06, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

DNA: Aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned from Indian Navy

INS Viraat an aircraft carrier of Indian Navy which has a prestigious record, decommissioned from the defence services.

Feb 19, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

This amazing time-lapse video shows what's the day like on an aircraft carrier

Ever wondered what's the day like on an aircraft carrier, often referred to as floating cities. Watch this amazing time-lapse video to find out.

Feb 16, 2016, 06:13 AM IST