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Aero India 2019: UK-India sharing ship stories

22nd February 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Bengaluru


New Delhi and London can share many a tale of the high seas together and the dialogue continues between the two countries as India looks to its aircraft carrier future while the UK integrates its own new flattops into its navy.

However, rising budgets for both programmes is an unwelcome pairing for India and the UK as the complexity of construction and slow builds add additional costs.

In October 2018, Shephard reported that Cochin Shipyard Limited’s budget to build the Vikrant-class aircraft carrier, from the Russian-built carrier Vikramaditya, rose 593% to ₹193.4 billion ($2.7 billion) and the construction

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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