Amidst the vast expanse of the world’s oceans, a high-stakes game of maritime dominance is unfolding. India and China are emerging as formidable contenders vying for the coveted crown in carrier supremacy.

As the tides of geopolitical power shift, these two titans of the Indo-Pacific region are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to project unparalleled naval might. While China’s third aircraft carrier embarks on its inaugural voyage, India is gearing up to initiate the construction of its third carrier.

In a bold move that underscores India’s ambitions to assert its naval prowess, the nation is gearing up to commence the construction of its third aircraft carrier. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s recent remarks have ignited discussions about India’s aspirations to keep pace with its regional rival, China, in the high-stakes game of maritime dominance.

India’s current naval arsenal boasts two formidable aircraft carriers: the Russian-built INS Vikramaditya and the indigenously constructed INS Vikrant. However, the country’s thirst for naval supremacy remains unquenched, prompting the defense ministry to contemplate building a second indigenous aircraft carrier, tentatively dubbed IAC-2 or INS Vishal, with a displacement of 65,000 tons.