India to Take Possession of Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya November 16

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A ceremony to hand over the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (former cruiser Admiral Gorshkov) to the Indian Navy will be held at the    military shipyard Sevmash in the city of Severodvinsk, Northern  Russia, on November 16, the press service of the shipyard told  Itar-Tass on Wednesday.


“High on the agenda of the ceremony are a festive line formation of Russian and Indian Guards of Honour, the   hoisting of the flag of the  Indian Navy and the signing of   official documents,” the press service  said.

The forming of the Vikramaditya crew for a voyage to India is about to complete. According to sources, about 200 naval sailors arrived in the city of Severodvinsk from India in October, about 100 more naval  sailors will arrive   in the Russian city within next few days. During  the voyage specialists from the trial crew of the Sevmash shipyard will be on duty onboard The Vikramaditya.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that   The  Vikramaditya will be…

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