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The other important factor that weighs in favour of the F-18 is that it can fit the INS Vikramaditya or INS Vikrant lift with folded wings without compromising on its operational readiness.
ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Aircraft carrier Vikrant is 262 metres long, 62 metres at the widest part and a height of 59 metre including the superstructure. There are 14 decks in all, including five in the superstructure. The warship will operate MiG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31 helicopters, MH-60R multi-role helicopters.
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The fire was doused and all personnel on board are safe, the spokesperson said in a statement here.
While the Chinese Navy has commissioned three main battleships last Saturday at Sanya in Hainan naval facility in disputed South China Sea, the Cochin shipyard will start final trials of INS Vikrant as precursor of handing over the carrier to the Indian Navy.
ByShishir Gupta, New Delhi