Tuesday,21 April 2015  
19 November 2007
  Ministry of Defence  

  16:14 IST  
  Lok Sabha

The overall progress of repair and re-equipping of the ship, ex-Admiral Gorshkov, in Russia is slow.

The Russian side has submitted a revised Master Schedule indicating a delay in the project. The Russian side has attributed the delays to “Growth of Work”.

In order to supervise the project for repair and re-equipping of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (earlier called Admiral Gorshkov), an apex level committee under Defence Secretary and a Steering Committee under a Vice Admiral have been set up. A team has also been stationed at the shipyard where the repair and re-equipping work is going on. From time to time, teams comprising senior officers are also sent to monitor progress of the project. The matters are also taken up between the two countries at appropriate level.

This information was given by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Uday Singh in Lok Sabha today.

samir / YR