Prime Minister Narendra Modi today commissioned India's first home-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

With this, India has joined a select group of nations that have the capability to build such large war ships.

Untill now, only US, the UK, Russia, China and France have this capability.

The warship is set to enhance the country's naval strength.

Here are few information you should know about INS Vikrant.

INS Vikrant e ship was designed by the Navy's Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kerala.

INS Vikrant is the largest warship to be built in India. It is 262 metres long and 62 metres wide.

The warship is as massive as two football grounds and it has 18 floors.

It is India's second aircraft carrier after INS Vikramaditya, which was built on a Russian platform.

INS Vikrant can accommodate 1,600 crew members and 30 aircraft on board.

The warship is equipped with machines that can make 3,000 chapatis an hour.

The warship is equipped with a 16-bed hospital, 250 tankers of fuel, and 2,400 compartments.

The warship is equipped with Kavach Chaff Decoy System & Torpedo Decoy System.

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