Beyond the British and Russian strands interwoven into the Indian Navy's equipment profile and the strong drive towards indigenisation evident today, its future in aircraft carriers appears increasingly linked with America. Ajai Shukla reports. The navy on March 6 decommissioned Indian Navy Ship Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, 58 years after she entered operational service with the Royal Navy in 1959. During this period, she sailed over a million kilometres, enough to ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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