Indigenous Aircraft Carrier project

Defence

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.819
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10th February, 2020

INDIGENOUS AIRCRAFT CARRIER PROJECT
819. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the status of the progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier project;
(b) the reasons for the delay in the completion of the project as compared to the initial timelines;
(c) whether it is a fact that the current inventory of carrier based aircraft is insufficient for a two aircraft carrier navy; and
(d) if so, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK

(a) Major structural and outfitting work of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has been completed. Major milestone activities including starting of Main Propulsion machinery and trials of Power Generation machinery have been completed. Trials of other ship’s equipment and systems are presently in progress.
(b) Ship’s targeted delivery was affected due to delay in supply of aviation equipment from Russia.
(c) & (d): Indian Navy acquires various Ships/weapons/equipment including the carrier based Aircraft in accordance with the Maritime Capability Perspective Plan (MCPP) and Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP).

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