Indian and Russian teams on board Admiral Gorshkov, to be inducted in the Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditya meaning "Brave as the Sun"
Vikramaditya preparing to leave harbour for sea trials in White Sea (off Russian coast)
Vikramaditya at anchor in White Sea (off Russia)
Vikramaditya initial steaming during sea trials
The flight trials on board INS Vikramaditya will begin on July 15 as Russian MiG-29Ks will land and take off from the flat top carrier as part of the pre-delivery trials. Both Indian and Russian crew have got on-board the leviathan but the trials will be carried by the Russians only. The sea trials have been on since June 9.
During the flight trials the navigation, landing through arrestor wires and ski-jump take-offs. The Indian crew will conduct the delivery acceptance trials once they take over the warship.