Indian Navy flag is hoisted on INS Vikramaditya as it is commissioned into Indian Navy, at Sevmash Shipyard in Russia

Mike Schuler
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November 17, 2013

The Indian Navy flag is hoisted on INS Vikramaditya as it is commissioned into Indian Navy, at Sevmash Shipyard in Russia in this picture provided by the Press Information Bureau of India November 16, 2013. Russia handed over INS Vikramaditya, a $2.3 billion aircraft carrier, to India on Saturday after years of delays, extending the South Asian country’s maritime reach in the Indian Ocean as it looks to counter China’s assertive presence in the region. Picture taken November 16, 2013. REUTERS/Press Information Bureau of India/Handout via Reuters (RUSSIA – Tags: MILITARY POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES.

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