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India Inducts Second Aircraft Carrier as Seas Get Militarized

  • Homemade carrier to can carry 30 aircraft and 1,700 sailors
  • The naval vessel will fly both US, Russian made fighters
Indian Naval Ship Vikrant during sea trials.

Indian Naval Ship Vikrant during sea trials.

Source: Indian Ministry of Defense 

India inducted a second domestically made aircraft carrier and the largest warship it has ever built into its naval fleet Friday, giving the South Asian nation a boost as the Indian Ocean gets more militarized. 

Protecting the sea lanes of trade in the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions are a priority today and this will boost trade and the global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a ceremony in the southern city of Kochi.