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INS Vikrant (R11) with Hi Res deck

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INS Vikrant (R11) with Hi Res deck

INS Vikrant (R11)




1961 to 1979 style deck



INS Vikrant (R11) (Ordered as HMS Hercules) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by then Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Vijayalakshmi Pandit on 4 March 1961 in Belfast. The name Vikrant was taken from Sanskrit vikranta meaning "stepping beyond", i.e. "courageous" or "bold". Captain Pritam Singh was the first commanding officer of the carrier.


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