Indian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant launched

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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 05:41 AM
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The 40,000 tonne INS Vikrant is expected to go for extensive trials in 2016 before being inducted into the navy by 2018,





The ship, which will have a length of 260m (850ft) and a breadth of 60m, has been built at the shipyard in Cochin.





It was designed and manufactured locally, using high grade steel made by a state-owned steel company







The Aircraft Control tower has been built but not fixed as of yet



Once complete The Carrier should look like this




Comparison with other Carriers





Carrier Aircraft Compliment


20 Mig-29k




and 12 10 Kamov Ka-31 or Westland Sea King




and Later on some of the Mig-29 aircrafts should be replaced by the Indiginiously devoloped Naval LCA



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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 05:50 AM
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The Mig 29k was originally designed for the Indian Navy according the India's specifications..but then the Russians liked the aircraft and started inducting it for their carrier ...

BTW Vikrant means



The name Vikrant was taken from Sanskrit vikrānta meaning "stepping beyond", i.e. "courageous" or "bold".
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 06:17 AM
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India almost about to launch an aircraft carrier, we just had the Japanese helicopter carrier launched.

I wonder what it is about aircraft carriers lately? People getting nervous about their land based camps?

Something we need to know about perhaps, increased chance of chemical or nuclear attacks?
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 06:46 AM
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So how will this Carrier rate when compared to its U.S/U.K equivalent?

I see it does not seem to sport any F-35C Lightning II, can the Mig 29 carrier version compete against next generation fighters?
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 06:54 AM
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Presumably it will actually be able to carry and launch aircraft, which puts it one-up on it's UK equivalent already...



Originally posted by andy06shake
So how will this Carrier rate when compared to its U.S/U.K equivalent?

I see it does not seem to sport any F-35C Lightning II, can the Mig 29 carrier variant compete against next generation fighters?
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 07:10 AM
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This carrier is actually a smaller one ...the one US and U.K has is a lot bigger with much larger fighter compliment...

The image below should help



The next carrier though will be a INS Vishal will be a 65,000+ flat top ton aircraft carrier. The building has allready begun and should be completed by 2020 and inducted by 2022..

As for the mig-29k should be able to compete to next gen fighters its a 4++ generation fighter..



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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Looks like India want to be able to contest the Chinese navy, and project power throughout the Indian Ocean.



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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True that.... But as long as India sticks to the Bay of Bengal India has a Significant strategic advantage...

Below is the Chinese shipping routes which goes entirely through the straight s of Malacca


And just north of it you will see Andaman Nickobar Islands


The Andaman Islands have a couple of squadrons of Su30mki and a P8i maritime surveillance aircraft
Not to mention there will be a Carrier battle group always in the Area ....

This is the reason why China is desperate to get access to baluchistan(pakistan) and build an oil pipline from Pakistan to China to avoid this choke point....

edit : GRrrrrr Mods please fix the links so that the images are added in the forum post itself
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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The globalist oligarchy has been building up toward their scheduled WW3 for a long time.

They have the Destroyer In Chief in office shredding and diminishing our military overseas so that we won't be as able to defend ourselves CONUS-wise.

Gotta destroy the Republic to ashes to enable easier overt establishment of the tyrannical global government and one world religion.

Folks who think that things are going to continue more or less as they always have . . . are simply in denial or not paying attention.

It will be interesting to see how many of these carriers will be in service when WW3 is actually lit off.



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 08:01 AM
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From what I can see, both China and India are relying on helicopters, rather than planes as the UK and USA carriers.

So are these new carries more about invasion/interception than about attacking?

Nice to see the biggest carrier also has the biggest red bit sticking out the front!



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by andy06shake
So how will this Carrier rate when compared to its U.S/U.K equivalent?

I see it does not seem to sport any F-35C Lightning II, can the Mig 29 carrier version compete against next generation fighters?
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First to begin with…

Where are those F-35’s you are babbling about..? 20 years ago they forced my country to support this scam F-35 project and still no F-35 lol, while we missed the jas-39 contract.

Mig -29 and its variants are still very capable aircraft in any conditions let alone SU’s variants.

I congratulate the Indian navy to stick with the facts and not fantasies.



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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rt.com...

F-35 project will most likely be canceled after India refused to purchase those aircrafts ..... U.K could go with the naval variants of the Typhoon ...its a pretty decent aircraft.. (i.e if there is any)



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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"First to begin with…

Where are those F-35’s you are babbling about..? 20 years ago they forced my country to support this scam F-35 project and still no F-35 lol, while we missed the jas-39 contract. "

I not babbling about anything, the F-35 carrier variant is one of the next generation of aircraft both the U.S and U.K will field from there carriers. At least that's what's planned.

"Mig -29 and its variants are still very capable aircraft in any conditions let alone SU’s variants."

I'm not disputing that the Mig 29 Fulcrum is a capable fighter plane just wondering if said aircraft can compete with the 5th generation carrier and land based fighters that will come into play rather soon.

"I congratulate the Indian navy to stick with the facts and not fantasies."

Just because it may be fantasy for India does not mean the same for more progressive nations. I congratulate the Indian Navy also!

One has to wonder what Pakistan's or even China's reaction will be to this new vessel?

Did you have something second to add?
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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I wouldn't count on the LCA any time soon. They've had a lot of problems with that program in the last year or so. They've delayed the program another two years, and from what I've heard, the test articles are a nightmare. The entire program has become a debacle.



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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No, it's not "likely to be cancelled". The Pentagon hired a bunch of think tanks to come up with ways to save money due to sequestration, and that was one idea they came up with. Another included retiring the entire B-1 fleet.

Lockheed has worked with the Pentagon to bring costs down (they're approaching under $100M per aircraft on LRIP 6 [or was it 7?]), and most of the program is moving along. It still has a way to go, but the first units have received their aircraft for the Marines, and the Air Force is approaching the same (instead of just test units).



posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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Given that the PTB pretend so many thing . . . as well as hide so many things . . .

Let's pretend that the assertions about UFO's as big and 2-3 TIMES as big as our carriers . . . and bigger . . .

and that we have at least smaller versions under human control . . . i.e. if the humans are even in control at all any longer . . .

Wouldn't that make such carriers rather obsolete?

So, aren't they mostly . . . a charade? A very expensive charade?

BTW, I'm in favor of carriers. I'm ex Navy. I like the idea of carriers. Maybe I'm a Naval 'romantic.'

I just think they are likely a charade.
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posted on Aug, 12 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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This is just a guess, but I doubt the world's navies are gearing up to fight large UFOs with aircraft carriers. I suppose we could come up with lots of analogies, but this would be like trying to fight EMP with a fire department tanker truck. Large carriers are designed to project power over territory and render the enemy incapable of action.

Right now, today, the US controls the world's oceans with 10 CVNs and 10 LHD/As. No other country comes anywhere near close. Obviously, India and China both have aspirations and are working as hard as they can to get up to speed. It is my belief that this is a regional issue between India and China over control of Asia, including the surrounding island countries and influence in Africa, which is still resource rich. In order for China to get to Africa, it has to sail past India. This is a natural rivalry.

It isn't about UFOs.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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The return to militarism in Asia just keeps pushing onward. Yet, unlike Japan, India has a full arsenal of nuclear war heads and a huge army to boot. I guess India is simply finding creating ways to spend US aid money to build new toys to scare China.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 01:48 AM
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China is laying claim to large bits of territory that don't belong to them, and bullying everyone else that claims them, so countries are building up to be able to protect themselves. I don't blame them.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by andy06shake
So how will this Carrier rate when compared to its U.S/U.K equivalent?

I see it does not seem to sport any F-35C Lightning II, can the Mig 29 carrier version compete against next generation fighters?
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The mig 29k will not be able to compete with the F-35C (I believe UK gets the F-35B VTOL version). India is not trying to compete with the US, they are trying to compete with China, and possibly other Asian nations, and they should be pretty successful with the mig 29k.

Then again the F-35 really is a 5th gen fighter not 4th.





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