It was also at the BJP’s national executive in Goa in 2002 where senior BJP leader LK Advani rejected suggestions that he step down for failing to prevent the post-Godhra riots. Modi had led the party to victory months later in the Gujarat assembly elections, his first.
Modi is expected to begin his Goa visit with a meeting with state party leaders.
Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan had announced in May that the carrier was operational. The PM will get a glimpse of flight operations on the deck of 44,500-tonne aircraft carrier.