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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)

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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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