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ambidex
19 Jun 14,, 01:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9WxdLyL-_A



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPeEItcREGE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olJopSrK0O0

Sailing besides old, tired but gracious INS Viraat.


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Don't know what comprises its CBG.

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Arriving home from Russia, joined by couple of boats and INS Viraat

TopHatter
19 Jun 14,, 01:05
She really is a beautiful ship. I hope the Indian Navy gets many years of good service from her.

ambidex
19 Jun 14,, 01:44
She really is a beautiful ship. I hope the Indian Navy gets many years of good service from her.

Given ship building maturity India is gaining and presently undertaking many big projects; underway with indigenous resources and JVs with foreign vendors, I see not many obstacles in sustaining this ACC for at least 25 + years.

bolo121
19 Jun 14,, 06:02
She better be beautiful given how badly the Ruskies screwed us over.
Hope our guys are brushing up on their ASW.

TopHatter
19 Jun 14,, 20:15
Given ship building maturity India is gaining and presently undertaking many big projects; underway with indigenous resources and JVs with foreign vendors, I see not many obstacles in sustaining this ACC for at least 25 + years.

India belongs to a pretty exclusive club, operating fixed-wing carrier-borne aircraft continuously for the past 50+ years. The challenge in this case will be, as Bolo touched on, dealing with the Russian equipment and worksmanship.