Rajnath Singh to visit Kochi’s naval base

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh  began a two day visit  to India’s premier naval base in Karwar, and Kochi on Thursda.

The Indian Navy is escalating the strategically crucial naval base in Karnataka’s Karwar. When the base is fully established, it will be one of the largest naval bases in Asia.
Leaving New Delhi on a two-day visit to Karwar and Kochi. Shall review the ongoing infrastructure development at Karwar and also the progress of construction of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) at Kochi. Looking forward to this visit,” Singh tweeted.
Singh will analyse the development in the construction of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-I) Vikrant in Kochi.

The aircraft carrier is likely to be commissioned later this year or early next year, sources said.