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India’s Carrier Conundrum

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“INS Vikramaditya in Baltic Sea” by Indian Navy. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 in via Wikimedia Commons.

Some more thoughts on India’s nascent carrier fleet over at the Diplomat:

Reports have emerged that India’s second indigenously built carrier, expected to be the third carrier to enter service in the next two decades, may utilize nuclear propulsion. This is alongside a set of other innovations that the Vishal might adopt, including EMALS catapult technology (possibly developed in association with the United States). India has taken strides on nuclear propulsion recently, with the launch of INS Arihant, its first domestically constructed nuclear submarine.

Why would India need a nuclear powered aircraft carrier?

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