Posts Tagged: "INS Vikramaditya"

INS Trikand stealth frigate joins navy

The Trikand is the 2nd-last foreign surface ship acquisition by the Indian Navy. The induction of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (nee Admiral Gorshkov) will be the last surface ship acquired by the Indian Navy from abroad.

INS Vikramaditya delivery delayed

While privately, Indian Navy officials admit that the December-handover now seems unlikely, they also clarify that the required repairs should not ordinarily take more than a month or so.

India, Russia to move on MTA, FGFA

Antony expressed India’s concern at the tardy progress made in the design and development of the Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA). Both countries will now meet again later this month to speed up work on the project.

Antony to miss FGFA flight demo

Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony will be on a three-day visit to Russia next week, but will not get a chance to witness the ambitious Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) flight demonstration due to scheduling problems.

Gorshkov trials delayed 5 months: Report

The first sea trials of the INS Vikramaditya, the erstwhile Russian carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, have been postponed by five months. Russian website RUSNAVY.com reports that the sortie, which was earlier scheduled for the end of this year, is now being planned for May 2012.