Aircraft Carrier

  • China's aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait 28-11-2013 11:26 AM

    Beijing: China's first aircraft carrier passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the narrow strip of waters separating China and Taiwan, as it headed to the disputed South China Sea on its maiden voyage for training. It took about 10 hours for aircraft carrier Liaoning and its four escort ships to...
  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya completes trials in Russia 17-09-2013 11:25 PM

    New Delhi: Moving a step closer towards its induction in the Navy, aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has completed all its trials in Russia, where it is presently undergoing refit. Vikramaditya, formerly known as Admiral Gorskhov, was undergoing trials during the last two months in the Barents Sea and the White...
  • Defence secy Radha Krishna Mathur to visit Russia next week 15-08-2013 05:37 PM

    Progress made in the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier project and issues over the pricing of the under-development fifth generation fighter aircraft project are expected to be discussed during Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur's visit to Moscow next week. The Defence Secretary is leading a high-level tri-services team comprising three-star rank...
  • India launches its 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant 12-08-2013 12:08 PM

    Kochi: India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. The launch took place in Cochin...
  • India to launch its 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant today 12-08-2013 08:37 AM

    Kochi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. The launch will take place...
  • India's first indigenous aircraft carrier to be launched on August 12 02-08-2013 09:43 AM

    India's first indigenous aircraft carrier will be formally launched on August 12 at Kochi Harbour. Designed by Indian naval architects and built using Indian made steel, the carrier displaces more than 32,000 tonnes. When fully operational in 2018 it will have early warning radar and two runaways for launching aircraft....
  • India to launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier 'Vikrant' on August 12 01-08-2013 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier, Vikrant, on August 12 from the Kochi shipyard. This will make India the fifth country after the US, Russia, Britain and France to have the capability to build such vessels. Talking to media persons here, navy vice chief Vice Admiral...
  • China must not make N-carriers recklessly: expert 20-12-2012 06:06 PM

    Beijing: China possesses the ability to build nuclear powered aircraft carriers but should not start 'recklessly' expanding before sorting out issues relating to application of nuclear technology, a defence expert said. The comments followed reports that China plans to build nuclear power aircraft carriers in future to follow up the...
  • Is Rahul Gandhi a defence enthusiast?

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Well, his father, the late Rajiv Gandhi, certainly was. An airline pilot by profession, Rajiv Gandhi's fascination for machines both civilian and military was well...

  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia 17-12-2011 12:11 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th Indo-Russian...
  • China launches first aircraft carrier 11-08-2011 01:15 AM

    Beijing: China launched its first aircraft carrier for a maiden run on Wednesday, a step likely to boost patriotic pride at home and jitters abroad about Beijing's naval ambitions. The long-awaited debut of the vessel, a refitted former Soviet craft, marked a step forward in China's long-term plan to build...
  • China testing aircraft carrier killer missile 12-07-2011 05:17 PM

    Beijing: China's ambitious new long range ballistic missile with a range of 2,700 km dubbed as carrier-killer is undergoing tests, a top military official has said. Chen Bingde, chief of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Staff acknowledged that China is developing Dongfeng-21D with an ability to strike moving targets...
  • US carriers would be targeted if attacked: Iran 09-07-2011 05:24 PM

    Tehran: A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened on Saturday that US aircraft carriers would be targeted if Iran came under attack amid a standoff with the West over Tehran's nuclear programme. Iran has often warned of major retaliation if they faced a military strike from Israel or the West, but...
  • China set for sea trials of its first carrier 08-06-2011 01:44 PM

    London: A top Chinese General has confirmed that Beijing is building an aircraft carrier which could be ready for sea trials later in 2011. General Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army said that a Soviet carrier is being refurbished, marking the first acknowledgment of...
  • Did USS Nimitz ferry nuclear weapons? 02-07-2007 02:06 AM

    The nuclear-powered US Navy Supercarrier Nimitz docked off the Chennai port. ...
  • Govt defends US warship’s India trip 28-06-2007 12:57 AM

    ...
  • Left goes to war against US warship 27-06-2007 02:29 AM

    ...