Monday, June 16, 2014

Half a day on INS Vikramaditya

Inside ALH Dhruv on the way to Vikramaditya
 On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first trip outside Delhi and spent four hours on India's biggest ship, the aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya. I was lucky to be part of the press entourage that was onboard. Here's a small glimpse of what we saw and experienced. Also a link to a film made by the crew of INS Vikramaditya is here:

Goa from the sky

Another view

A lone ship in the distance

Vikramaditya's serial Number

Arriving on the ship

The flight deck

The ALH on the flight deck

Flight deck crew getting ready to receive an aircraft

Two helicopters on the Vikramaditya

Western Fleet Chief RAdm Anil Chawla with Skipper Capt Suraj Berry

Magnificent MiG-29 K

Another view

CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhosale interviewing a pilot

Capt Suraj Berry

Capt DK Sharma, PRO Navy and Lt Cdr Pawanjeet, the weather man

The old with the new: INS Viraat passing by Vikramaditya

The all-important ski jump

PM Modi climbing into Mig-29 K cockpit

The weather turning bad

Headline Today's Rahul Kanwal was among the reporters onboard

The PM watching the air power display

The steam past begins

1 comment:

  1. India's INS vikramaditya is really a powerful gem for Indian Navy, was really felt happy when it was included into the navy in Jan'14, Indians must be proud of INS Vikramaditya. I read here that it is equipped with 234 new hull sections constructed using 2,500t of steel. It has an overall length of 284m, a maximum beam of 60m, height of about 60m and a displacement of 44,500t. Go Indian Navy Go ... I hope Indian Navy will get more these kind of Aircraft carriers in coming Future ....