Correct Answer : Option (C) - INS Vikrant
India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant completed its fourth phase of sea trials on Sunday(10th July 2022), the Indian Navy said. The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, the largest and most complex warship to be built in India, conducted trials of major equipment and systems, including key aviation equipment.
The warship was built at a cost of around Rs 23,000 crore and its construction propelled India into a select group of countries having capabilities to build state-of-the-art aircraft carriers. The warship will operate MiG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31 helicopters, MH-60R multi-role helicopters.
It has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1,700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers. Vikrant has a top speed of around 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots with an endurance of about 7,500 nautical miles.
The IAC is 262 metres long
, 62 metres wide
and it has a height of 59 metres
. Its construction began in 2009
. The warship has been built by Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL)
..Source : News18