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PM Modi to Embark INS Vikramaditya Today

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan meeting the Minister of State for Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan meeting the Minister of State for Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark (post-commission event) INS Vikramaditya, the latest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy, for a ‘Day at Sea’ with the Western Fleet today, Saturday, 14 June 2014. The Prime Minister would be embarking the ‘carrier at sea’ by helicopter and is likely to witness a host of exercises by the frontline warships and aircraft of the Indian Navy.

Mr Modi will be received at INS Hansa (Naval Air Station at Goa) by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan and a 150-men ceremonial ‘Guard of Honour’ would be presented to him on arrival.

During the day, the Prime Minister will witness ‘Air Power Demonstration’ by various naval aircraft including MiG 29K, Sea Harriers, P 8 I Long Range Maritime Patrol Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft, TU 142M, IL 38 SD, Dorniers, Kamov and Sea King helicopters.

Mr Modi will also watch high speed manoeuvres by Western Fleet ships including aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Delhi class destroyers, Talwar class frigates etc. The Prime minister shall witness the take-off and ‘arrestor wire landing operations’ and high speed low level operations of MiG29 K integral fighters onboard the flight deck of INS Vikramaditya.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet and interact with the crew on board and address the officers and sailors of the Indian Navy.

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