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MiG-29K successfully conducts night landing on INS Vikrant

Mumbai, May 25, 2023 – In a major achievement for the Indian Navy, a MiG-29K fighter jet successfully conducted a night landing on the country’s indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. The successful operation marks a major milestone in the development and operational readiness of the Indian Navy’s capabilities.

The night landing took place under challenging conditions as the fighter jet descended onto the deck of INS Vikrant amidst limited visibility. The precision and expertise displayed by the pilot during the landing reaffirm the Navy’s commitment to enhancing its operational capabilities and readiness.

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Commander Rajesh Malhotra, the pilot of the MiG-29K, expressed his satisfaction with the successful mission. “Night operations are inherently demanding, and executing a landing on an aircraft carrier in such conditions requires exceptional skills and training,” he stated. “The MiG-29K’s advanced technology and the extensive training provided by the Navy ensured a seamless operation.”

INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, has been a project of national pride and strategic significance. The carrier is capable of operating various fixed-wing aircraft, including the MiG-29K, which provides it with significant combat power and versatility.

The successful night landing of the MiG-29K is a significant achievement for the Indian Navy and a testament to its commitment to excellence and technological advancement. It demonstrates the Navy’s ability to operate in challenging conditions and its readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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