INDIA’S FIRST AIRCRAFT CARRIER NOW A FLOATING MUSEUM

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INDIA’S FIRST AIRCRAFT CARRIER NOW A FLOATING MUSEUM

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INS Vikrant, majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy weighs about 20,000 tons and has a length of 700 feet having a speed of 23 knots.

INS Vikrant played a crucial role in the liberation of Goa in 1961 and Indo-Pakistan war in 1971 and was India’s first and only aircraft carrier for 20 years before she was decommisioned in January 1997 and marked as a preservation museum ship in Mumbai.

This being Navy Week, INS Vikrant is open to general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November 28 to December 6. Tickets are priced at 25 rupees for adults and the use of camera onboard cost 35 rupees.

The ship is located in Ballard Pier in South Mumbai and the nearest rail station is Churchgate and C.S.T (V.T) station.

ASHWIN D’SILVA

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