Navy helicopter takes off from the flight deck of INS Vikrant
At 45,000 tonnes, Vikrant is the largest ship to be designed and built in India.
Odisha sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik creates sand art welcoming the first home-made aircraft carrier - INS Vikrant' - at Puri Beach,
Prime minister Narendra Modi with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar during the commissioning ceremony of INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi.
Also on this day, the Navy switched to a new ensign, as seen in the background, during the launch of the carrier.
Prime minister Narendra Modi commissioned INS Vikrant - the first made-in-India aircraft carrier - in Kerala on Friday. With this India has joined the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and France in boasting a home-made aircraft carrier.
INS Vikrant - made-in-India aircraft carrier commissioned by PM Modi