India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier to be commissioned in 2022

Kochi: India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

In a statement to the media after reviewing the progress made in the construction of the IAC, Rajnath described it as India''s pride and a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

"Commissioning of IAC next year would be a befitting tribute to India's 75th year of India's independence", he said.

The minister visited the IAC being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited.