Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ successfully accomplished its maiden sea voyage today for which she had sailed on August 3, 2021 from Kochi. Trials progressed as planned and system parameters proved satisfactory. The carrier would continue to undergo series of sea trials to prove all equipment and systems prior handing over the vessel to the Indian Navy.
The sail training ship of Indian Navy, INS Tarangini based at Kochi, returned after a seven-month long sailing across the world to a grand reception at naval base, Kochi on 30 Oct 18. Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni, VSM, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command received the ship.