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NEW DELHI: For the first time, the MiG-29K fighter aircraft undertook night landing on indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, a feat described by the Indian Navy as a “historic milestone”.
The Navy said the “challenging” night landing trial demonstrated the resolve, skill and professionalism of the crew of the INS Vikrant and the naval pilots.
The landing of the Russian-origin MiG-29K took place on May 24 night when the ship was sailing in the Arabian Sea.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Navy for the successful maiden night landing trials of MiG-29K on INS Vikrant.
The Navy said INS Vikrant is a “big boost” to the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) vision of the government.
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