Employees of Cochin Shipyard stand beside India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier P-71 “Vikrant” built for the Indian Navy during its launch in the southern Indian city of Kochi

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August 12, 2013

Employees of Cochin Shipyard stand beside India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier P-71 “Vikrant” built for the Indian Navy during its launch in the southern Indian city of Kochi August 12, 2013. According to a media release, the 40,000 tonnes aircraft carrier, designed by the Indian Navy (Directorate General of Naval Design) and built by the Cochin Shipyard, is a part of the warship project of the Ministry of Defence. The ship has a length of 262 meters (869ft) and maximum breath of 62 meters (203ft), and will also have two runways for take-off and an angled deck with arrestor wires for landing. REUTERS/Sivaram V (INDIA – Tags: MILITARY MARITIME)

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