Xinhua News Agency reported, we featured (Hui Xiaoshuang) Indian military official exposed that Indian wanted to co-build aircraft carriers with US, attain the high-end electromagnetic aircraft launch technology from US, and eventually own 5 aircraft carriers.
印度现有两艘常规动力航母，“维拉特”号和“超日王”号。在建的印度首艘国产航母“维克兰特” 号计划２０１８年服役。印媒披露，印度第二艘国产航母 “维沙尔” 号排水量将为６．５万吨，可能采用核动力。美国总统奥巴马１月底访问印度期间，与莫迪同意两国探讨航母技术分享。印方官员认为，这可能意味着美国将直接参与“维沙尔”号航母的设计建造。
India now owns two conventionally powered aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Viraat. The first aircraft carrier designed and built in India, Vikrant, which is still in construction will be on active service in 2018. Indian media exposed that the second Indian made aircraft carrier, Vishal, possibly is nuclear powered with a displacement of 65,000 tons. During his visit to India in late January, American president Obama and Modi met with the agreement to discuss on sharing aircraft carrier technology. Indian officials considered that as possibility of America’s direct engagement in design and construction of Vishal.