Honored to be aboard India’s 1st Native Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal

Superstar Mohanlal expressed his gratitude after visiting Vikrant, the country’s first locally built aircraft carrier.

The 62-year-old actor toured the soon to be commissioned aircraft carrier with filmmaker Major Ravi on Thursday.

Mohanlal shared photos of his visit to the plane on Twitter on Saturday and called it “a true marvel of engineering”.

“Honored to be aboard India’s First Aircraft Carrier (IAC), soon to be commissioned as Vikrant, built at Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Kerala. It is a true engineering marvel that further strengthens @indiannavy and showcases India’s shipbuilding capabilities.

“I express my profound gratitude for this unparalleled opportunity, especially to the Commanding Officer, Commodore Vidhyadhar Harke, VSM, and Mr. Madhu Nair, President and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited, for their warm welcome,” wrote the ‘actor.

Mohanlal, who was inducted into India’s Territorial Army in the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2018, said the “unparalleled peculiarities of this wicked machine” make him “triumphantly salute all the people behind IAC Vikrant, the wonder”.

“May she always be victorious at sea!” he added.

The aircraft carrier, built at a cost of around Rs 20,000 crore, is 262 meters long, 62 meters wide and has a height of 59 meters. Its construction began in 2009.

The Indian Navy took delivery of the aircraft carrier from its manufacturer, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, in July and it will be commissioned this month.

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