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Rs 3,000-cr indigenous aircraft carrier under construction
November 27, 2004 14:12 IST
The Indian Navy has started the construction of an indigenous aircraft carrier with a 40,000-tonne displacement at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash said on Saturday.
He declined to comment when asked if the navy had any plan to acquire a nuclear sub-marine. It is for the government to take a decision in the matter, he said. However, he said, "We will have to acquire a nuclear sub-marine eventually."
Downplaying the apparent shortage of officers in the navy, Admiral Prakash said, "We are short of only 100 officers or so. This is not a matter of concern for us right now, as this shortage is mainly due to our limited training facilities, which are in the process of expanding."
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