- He arrived at the Marina airport in Kochi at 7.30pm yesterday.
- In addition to Rajnath Singh, Naval Chief of Staff Karambir Singh also came to the state.
- He will also be present at the meetings that the Minister of Defense will attend.
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He told the media that the commissioning of the locally developed aircraft carrier next year would mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. He said the aircraft carrier would add strong capabilities to the country’s defense and help secure India’s interest in maritime dominance.
He arrived at the Marina airport in Kochi at 7.30pm yesterday. In addition to Rajnath Singh, the Chief of the Naval General Staff Karambir Singh also came to the state. He will also be present at the meetings that the Minister of Defense will attend. Vice Admiral AK Chawla received the two.
The INS will be delivered to Vikrant Sena in 2022. Construction of the INS Vikrant takes place over a limited period of time, and takes an additional three to four hours during the crown. The Cochin Shipyard said it would launch and complete the tests this year. Earlier, a defense spokesman had said that 75% of locally manufactured materials and equipment was a true example of Atmanibhar Bharat.
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After visiting the shipyard, the Minister of Defense will also visit the Naval Air Base in Karwar.
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