PM Modi hails India's self-reliance with maiden Navy jet landing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the historic landing of indigenous LCA (Navy) and MiG29K jets on aircraft carrier INS Vikrant stating that the efforts towards "Aatmanirbharta" are on with full vigour.

In a major success for made-in-India weapon systems, Indian Navy on Monday carried out the maiden landing of homegrown LCA(Navy) and MiG29K jets onboard the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

The exercise also demonstrates India's capability to design, develop, construct and operate Indigenous Aircraft Carrier with indigenous Fighter Aircraft.

Navy Vice Chief Vice Admiral S N Ghormade termed it as a big achievement for 'Make in India' in the defence sector, saying that it will boost indigenisation.

"Indigenously developed fighter aircraft LCA Navy and the MiG-29K fighter aircraft today made their first landings on the country's first made-in-India aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in the Arabian Sea. This is a big achievement for the Make in India in the defence sector and will boost indigenisation," said Navy Vice Chief Vice Admiral S N Ghormade.

The commissioning of India's first indigenous aircraft carrier is a momentous occasion during the 'Amritkaal' of India's 75 years of independence and signifies the country's confidence and prowess stated a government release.

The indigenous aircraft carrier is proof of the country's technical acumen and engineering skills. This demonstration of India's self-sufficiency to produce an aircraft carrier warship will reinforce the country's defence indigenisation programmes and the 'Make in India' campaign, the statement added.

Built at a cost of around Rs 20,000 crore, the INS Vikrant successfully completed its fourth and final phase of sea trials last month.


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