India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943 and which saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, is being finally broken up after a glorious history of 71 years.
The HMS Hercules, a Majestic-class light fleet aircraft carrier, was built Oct 14, 1943, commissioned in the British Royal Navy in 1945 and bought by India in 1957.
At that time, it earned the distinction of being Asia's first aircraft carrier.
Cameraman : Vasnat Prabhu
Voice over : Prashant Nanaware
Produced by Amey Berde