Sunday, June 10, 2012
India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya sails for the first time (June 8, The Hindu) for pre-delivery trials, out of Sevmash shipyard in Russia. The most important part of the trials is testing aircraft takeoff and landing; test flights will be MiG-29K and MiG-35 aircraft flown by Russian pilots.
From a strictly doctrinal point of view, this makes India officially the world's third largest navy - but remember what it means to be American: if you can't win the game, change the rules. Domestically-initiated hypersonic and space-based weapon platforms will negate naval power projection within 20yrs.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Posted by STORMBRINGER at 13:15