Xinhua News Agency reported on July 8th from the Indian capital New Delhi that the Indian military is responsible for the production and procurement of naval vessels. The Navy Lieutenant General Sac Sena announced to the media that the Indian self-built aircraft carrier 'Vickland' will be in 2021. Delivered to the Indian Navy and officially commissioned in 2023. However, for weapons development, especially in the development of large-scale weapons in ships, India is often 'jumping', even the official timetable is often not much credibility.
The Indian Navy is the first navy in the Asian region to be equipped with an aircraft carrier after World War II. From this perspective, the Indian elite does have a very keen observation and strategic planning capability. After the aircraft carrier was equipped, since the two US and Soviet powers were mainly concentrated in Europe and East Asia for the hegemony of the Cold War, the US-Soviet naval vessels operating in the Indian Ocean were relatively few. The Indian Navy relied on the aircraft carrier as the core fleet, indeed in the Indian Ocean. The scenery has been around for a while.
However, although the elite of the Indian government has a keen and far-sighted strategic vision, it is not so good-looking when it is specifically implemented in the Indian Navy. Because India was a British colony in the early years, the United Kingdom has always regarded India as a raw material source and product consumer market. Therefore, in addition to agriculture and handicraft industry, and a small amount of light industry, India has a heavy industry, especially machining, related to national economic and technological development. The industry is extremely scarce. The problem is that although the Indian army is huge, most of its weapons and equipment need to be imported. At the same time, in order to avoid the embarrassment of 'hanging on a tree', India has to extensively purchase weapons from various countries. Until today, The Indian army has also been dubbed the 'Wan Guo card'.