Naval Light Combat Aircraft, MIG29 K fighter aircraft successfully flew onboard INS Vikrant.

  • Light Combat Aircraft (Navy) and MIG29 K fighter aircraft successfully made maiden landing and take off from India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on 6 February.
  • According to the Indian Navy, the successful landing and take-off will further accelerate the initiative of self-reliance in the defense sector and strengthen the country’s combat preparedness.
  • The landing of LCA (Navy) on deck has demonstrated self-reliance in the country’s ability to design, develop, build and operate aircraft carriers indigenously with indigenous fighter jets.
  • It is indeed a historic achievement for the first time, the testing of a prototype aircraft – indigenously designed and manufactured by the Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, has been successfully carried out on an indigenous aircraft carrier.
  • INS Vikrant is the 1st indigenous aircraft carrier and the most complex warship ever built by the country.
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