Sunday, January 05, 2014

PHOTO: INS Vikramaditya Enters The Arabian Sea

28 comments :

Anonymous said...

Cool! Awesome images! :D

Von said...

This is awesome! I was waiting for the whole day for high-res images. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home INS Vikramaditya

The formation looks impressive

Manoday Padhye said...

The last but one photo has a sea-harrier next to Vikramaditya. Is it landing?

Anonymous said...

In the 2nd last picture, is that a Sea Harrier.

Anonymous said...

Along with indigenous cryogenic engine launch of gslv and coming home of vikramaditya is a good sign. But ominous signal for enemies. Jai hind

Singam said...

I have been dreaming of this moment for the last 14 years. It was worth the wait to see our own CNGs with Virrat that has shouldered things so long and the passing of the baton to Viki.

I want to see Viki at Rimpack soon. What a sight it will be see Viki with it's Nimitz's counterparts.

Congratulations to the INS and God bless India!

Anonymous said...

What's the small aircraft at the rear of Vikramaditya in the 7th pic ?? Is it a Sea-harrier from Virat flying by ??

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the images, Bro...
Cool!!! Indeed.

Anonymous said...

Just One Word....Impressive!!!

Anonymous said...

Just One Word....Impressive!!!

Parthasarathi said...

Very nice pictures. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

tdblog@yahoo.com:

Super pics...thank u!
In the second last pic, is that a sea harrier flying from the ins viraat...or what plane is that...can u revert?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the picture Shiv. Please tag the pictures with livefist.

Mr Singh said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olJopSrK0O0

Here is the video, sea harrier hovering on the deck of INS Vikramaditya

Ram said...

Awesome pictures Shiv. Welcome home Vikramaditya

Ram said...

Awesome images Shiv. Welcome home Vikramaditya

Bhupender Rana (Charlie) said...

Awesome! Looks like an entire CBG moving together. Hey Shiv, Are all other ships from Indian Navy? Another ACC is accompanying, looks like Viraat. Is that right?

Anonymous said...

Pics 5 6 looks like US battle group.
Proud to be Indian.

Anonymous said...

Pics 5 6 looks like US battle group.
Proud to be Indian.

Anonymous said...

Sitting duck....easy target for PN submarines.

Anonymous said...

Boss.... u r too slow on defence updates..

SAM said...

Hi Shiv,

Thank you for the pics.

Please check out the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey8Dl3EIBi8#t=178

Not sure whether you have already seen this or not.

Finally, welcome Vikramaditya!!

- Sambit

laldo said...

INS Vikramaditya shud come with a formidable weapons load with,
Complement:1,690 (total); 1,690 ship's crew 3,857 rooms
Armament:• 8 × AK-630 AA guns (6×30 mm, 6,000 round/min/mount, 24,000 rounds)
• 8 × CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS (each 2 × 30 mm Gatling AA plus 32 3K87 Kortik SAM)
• 15 × Hypersonic (Nuke) Brahmos Missile 500+kms
• 18 × 8-cell Barak 8 SAM VLS (144 missiles; 1 missile per 3 seconds)
• RBU-12000 UDAV-1 ASW rocket launchers (60 rockets)
Fixed Wing;
25 × MIG29KUB fighters (current)
Rotary Wing;
10 × Kamov Ka-27PLO helicopters

Bhupender Rana (Charlie) said...

In reply to Anonymous @ 10:38 PM

Dear paki buddy, didn't you guys use to say same thing about INS Vikrant before 1971 war... that it would be a sitting duck for PNS Ghazi. But what happened eventually has made mark in the history and kept the enemy mouth shut for quite a while. Now you are doing the same mistake... misconstruing INS Vikramaditya as a sitting duck for your outdated subs... whereas everyone can smell the smoke coming out of your rear. we know, the pics above have scared the shit out of you. You think India doesn't have subs or anti-sub warfare. What do you think the other 9 ships visible in the vicinity are for? Surely they are not out to party or vacation. And these are just the visible surface ships. There are subs under water which your blind and scared mind cannot see. All other ships/subs are to protect just one magestic hell-of-a-ship (spelt VIKRAMADITYA) which will unleash hell on enemies. Once INS Vikramaditya is done with its job, you guys will keep your trap shut for another quite-a-while :-)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha pn does they have fuel to run them. Sitting eggs

Keshav Krishnamurty said...

Wait a moment - have they even installed the CIWS systems? I thought that was due only in 2017! Also, the Brahmos missiles should be installed on aircraft rather than aboard ship, given the increased aircrew and the size of standard VLS launch systems.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shiv, I'm a regular visitor to your blog. This is surely the best defence blog of India. However, lately your posts have decreased in frequency. On the other hand you seem to now appear in TV more often. I can only request you to update more often in something you love other than anchor political debates on TV.

Thanks again for giving us such a wonderful defence blog.