The Indian military says the first domestic aircraft carrier will come into service in late 2021 or early 2022

New Delhi, December 2 Anil Kumar Jorah, commander of the Indian Navy’s Southern Command, announced on December 2 that India’s first domestic aircraft carrier, vikrand, has entered the final construction stage and will be put into service at the end of 2021 or early 2022. At a news conference held at Cochin naval base, Anil Kumar Jorah said that India plans to conduct sea tests on the aircraft carrier vikrand in the first half of next year and take-off and landing tests on carrier based aircraft in the second half of next year. < / P > < p > it is reported that the first mooring test of “vikrand” aircraft carrier was successfully carried out in Cochin shipyard on November 30 to test the propulsion, power transmission and bearing systems of the aircraft carrier. < / P > < p > “vikrand” design work began in 1999, officially launched in August 2013. The ship was designed by the naval Design Bureau of India and built by Cochin shipyard. The ship is about 260 meters long and 60 meters wide, with a displacement of about 40000 tons. It can carry about 30 carrier based aircraft, with a maximum speed of 28 knots and a sustainable navigation of 8000 nautical miles.