INS Vikrant, a collective effort of all govts since 1999: Congress

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New Delhi, Sep 02: Congress Common Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Friday slammed the Central authorities over the commissioning of INS Vikrant- India’s first indigenously designed and constructed plane provider.

Taking to Twitter, Congress chief Jairam Ramesh requested “will PM acknowledge that INS Vikrant is a collective effort of all governments since 1999.”

INS Vikrant, a collective effort of all govts since 1999: Congress

“India’s 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant commissioned today is a collective effort of all govts since 1999. Will PM acknowledge it? Let’s also recall the original INS Vikrant that served us well in the 1971 war. Much reviled Krishna Menon played a key role in getting it from the UK,” Jairam Ramesh wrote on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenously designed and constructed plane provider INS Vikrant right here on Friday, that put India right into a choose league of nations with home functionality to construct such giant struggle ships.

The Prime Minister commissioned the provider, constructed at a value of Rs 20,000 crore, at a perform organised on the Cochin Shipyard Restricted right here. With the commissioning of Vikrant, India joined a choose group of countries having the area of interest functionality to indigenously design and construct an plane provider.

PM Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the induction of INS Vikrant, named after its predecessor that performed an important position within the 1971 Indo-Pak struggle, into the Navy. The provider is supplied with state-of-the-art options.

Story first printed: Friday, September 2, 2022, 12:31 [IST]

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