I inquired of a navy commander aboard Vikrant. “I understand now,” he said with a smile, “but it took two months.”
On Friday, September 2, India will add the Vikrant, its largest warship, to its fleet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present as well. Vikrant signifies brave in Sanskrit. It took 13 years to complete.
This is known as commissioning, and the INS will be added before the ship’s name.
The ship is connected by wide corridors and stairs, making it easy to move from one location to another. Air conditioners prevent outdoor humidity and heat from entering.
You will also be familiar with the name Vikrant. This was also the designation given to India’s first aircraft carrier. She was bought from the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and commissioned in 1961. In 1997, the INS Vikrant was decommissioned. It was crucial in a number of military missions.
When it comes to the new Vikrant, it will employ 1700 people. However, 2000 more people are still employed there – technicians who mend wires, polish, or do interior work.