First indigenous aircraft carrier will be ready by 2020. Indian Navy chief said at the press conference. It will be inducted by the end of 2020 in the Indian Navy.
The aircraft carrier will have conventional propulsion, the form and fit of the finalized aircraft carrier has been decided.
When it was asked that what are the plans of navy for second aircraft carrier, the chief said it will 65000 tonnes vessel.
“We have analysed it, and fixed the form and fit. It is going to be about 65,000 tonnes. It will have catapult assisted take off and arrestor recovery.
“It will be conventionally powered and we are going through the process of taking it to the (Defence) Ministry,” he added.