India’s aircraft carrier ambitions take a dive
Rajat Pandit, TNN | Jul 16, 2012, 05.17AM IST
Construction schedule of the 40,000-tonne indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), being built at Cochin Shipyard in defence minister AK Antony's home state, has "slipped another three years'' behind the already-revised timelines.
Mind the previous post was just info. I have no agenda. The idea of a homegrown Indian carrier intrigues me.
Yes deep rooted corruption , poor infrastructure and lack of political leadership to deal with tough issue stops India from attaining its true potential.
But coming back to the topic , I doubt the 2nd Aircraft Carrier will be 65K T , no point in having two carrier with different displacement puts a strain in logistics and delays things a lot.
2015 was always optimistic for ADS specially when they had no experience building one , MDL with decades of experience building Frigates and Destroyers had delayed the P-17 and it too 7 years from launch to commision it.
I would expect the first aircraft carrier to only come after 2018 ........likely 2019-2020 when its build , trialled and commisioned in IN.
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-sta.../271741-3.htmlIndia starts work on second indigenous aircraft carrier
New Delhi: India has started working on its second indigenous aircraft carrier even as the construction of the first one has been marred by delay of over two years.
The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-II would be the largest ship in terms of the weight and size to have ever been built by the Navy, Navy sources said. On the delays in the IAC-I, they said against the December 2010 timeline, the Navy was now planning to launch it by the end of this year or early next year.
Sources said delays in the warship project were caused mainly due to problems in its gearbox, they said. The 40,000 tonne IAC-I is being constructed by the Kochin Shipyard in Kerala and is so far the biggest warship project undertaken in the country.
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