Live: PM Modi embarks on India’s largest warship INS Vikramaditya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy.

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1:08 pm: The Prime Minister dedicates INS Vikramaditya to the nation.

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12:49 pm: PM: I would like to congratulate the officers on this day

12:46 pm: PM addresses officers on board INS Vikramaditya, says INS Vikramaditya is a major force for the Navy

11:38 am: PM back on deck, naval demonstrations resume as the weather has now cleared

11:17 am: Demonstration of the naval vessels have been halted due to heavy rains. The PM and others have been taken inside INS Vikramaditya

11:12 am: PM shown how INS Tarkash conducts its Anti Submarine firing

11:11 am: The PM is watching various manoeuvres and formations of ships and submarines

11:05 am: This is a significant visit as it comes just days after the Prime Minister taking charge: Vice Admiral (Retd) Anup Singh, Former Commander in Chief, Eastern Naval Command

10:46 am: This is Modi’s first visit to any state after taking oath as the Prime Minister on May 26.

10:45 am: The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet and interact with the crew on board the warship carrier and address the officers and sailors of the Indian Navy.

10:45 am: Lt Commander Vikram Narval briefed the PM on board Mig 29 K

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10:11 am: This is a moment of pride for the Indian Navy. It will be a huge morale booster for the forces: Commodore (Retd) GJ Singh, President, Ex-servicemen League, Karnataka

10:07 am: PM Modi boards a helicopter to embark on INS Vikramaditya

10:03 am: INS Vikramaditya was originally a Russian Kiev class carrier and is manned by 1600 personnel. It served the Russian Navy from 1987 to 1995.

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9:48 am: PM Modi arrives at Dabolim air base in Goa

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9:36 am: This will be Modi’s first outing to a military asset. He is likely to get a 150 men ceremonial ‘Guard of Honour’ on his arrival before he embarks on the INS Vikramaditya.

9:35 am: The Prime Minister would be embarking the carrier at sea by helicopter and is likely to witness a host of naval exercises. He will be received at the Goa Naval Air station, INS Hansa, by Chief of Naval Staff RK Dhowan.

9:35 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy.

Source: IBNLive