NEW DELHI: In a historic milestone, the Indian Navy on Monday carried out the maiden landing of India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-Navy) onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, reports the Times of India.
A Historical milestone achieved towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat by Indian Navy as naval pilots carry out landing of LCA (Navy) onboard INS Vikrant, the Navy said in a statement.
It said the landing demonstrated India’s capability to design, develop, construct and operate indigenous aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter aircraft.
In September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (IAC I) that made the country part of an elite group of nations capable of manufacturing aircraft carriers above 40,000 tonnes category.
The Navy had said the aircraft carrier would be able to play a role in ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The statement came in the backdrop of China’s growing dominance in the region.