Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lofty goals for India, and it seems to be working out perfectly.
The country has just commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, seeking to counter China’s development. The ship costs $3 billion and is about 262-meter long, and has a 62.4-meter broad flight deck. With the Vikrant, India stands along with the small number of nations to own more than one aircraft carrier in service, coming in third, after UK and China.
Modi said during the ceremony at Cochin Shipyard that India’s the kind of nation that makes the impossible possible.
“The goal may be difficult. The challenges may be big. But when India makes up its mind, no goal is impossible.”