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First look of INS Vikramaditya

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Sevmash shipyard in Russia has been decked up for the handing over ceremony of INS Vikramaditya. The long-delayed aircraft carrier will be inducted into the Indian Navy. (IE Photo: Manu Pubby)

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Vikramaditya,formerly known as Admiral Gorskhov,has completed all its trials after a delay of around five years on several counts. (IE Photo: Manu Pubby)

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Once inducted,it will be the second aircraft carrier in the Navy after INS Viraat,giving a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean. (IE Photo: Manu Pubby)

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The aircraft can operate 16 MiG 29 K fighters. It can also operate the Sea Harrier fighters that are currently operational from the INS Viraat. (IE Photo: Manu Pubby)

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The 45,000 tonnes aircraft carrier will be handed over to the Navy after a delay of 5 yrs. (IE Photo: Manu Pubby)