An interesting rumour from the subcontinent:
Surprise! Navy says it will operate the INS Viraat till 2018 – hope the old lady can take it. The Harriers may not.
— Manu Pubby (@manupubby) August 1, 2013
Her keel was laid at Vickers (Barrow) on 21 June 1944. Think about that for a minute. Nineteen forty four. By 2018, that’s going to be 74-years. They certainly don’t build them like that any more!