INS Vikrant: The country will get Swadeshi Vikrant today, the Navy's mark of the British era will change

Amit Kumar Jha
INS Vikrant
INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant: Modi will also unveil a new Navy insignia during the event. It will be a symbol of the rich Indian maritime heritage leaving behind the colonial past.

INS Vikrant: Friday will be an important day for the Indian Navy. It will get the first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and will get freedom from the traces of the British era. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate INS Vikrant to the nation. Built at the Cochin Shipyard, the construction of this aircraft carrier has cost Rs 20,000 crore. The official induction of this ship will double the strength of the Navy.

At the same time, Modi will also unveil a new insignia of the Navy during the program. It will be a symbol of the rich Indian maritime heritage leaving behind the colonial past. The new design of the Navy consists of a white flag with two red stripes horizontally and vertically. Also, the national emblem of India (Ashoka Pillar) is inscribed at the meeting point of both the strips.

Significance

of the flag The current flag of the Indian Navy has St. George's Cross with the tricolor in the upper left corner. The Indian Navy came into existence only during the British period. On October 2, 1934, the naval service was renamed the Royal Indian Navy. With India becoming a republic on January 26, 1950, the Royal was decommissioned and renamed the Indian Navy. However, the colonial flag of Britain was not removed. Now PM Modi will give a new flag to the Indian Navy.
13 years in construction
Construction started in February 2009 
Vikrant was landed in water for the first time in August 2013
Basin trial started in November 2020
Sea trials completed in July 2022
Cochin Shipyard handed over to Navy in July 2022 
20 thousand crores cost

76% use of indigenous goods
Electricity supply as much as a township 
More than 21 thousand tons of special grade steel used
More than 2,600 km of electric cable used
More than 150 km of pipeline
61.6 meters in height i.e. as much as a 15-storey building

262.5 m length 
1600 Number of Crew
2300 compartment