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INS Viraat is the world’s oldest Aircraft Carrier still in Service. She was commissioned in November 1959 as the Centaur Class HMS Hermes.

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Harriers over INS Viraat and a Talwar-class frigate, Jizag International Fleet Review, 2016 [1600 x 1200]

Two US F/A-18E/F Navy Super Hornets fly in formation with two Indian Navy Sea Harriers, and two Indian Air Force Jaguars, over Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat on Sept. 7, 2007. US Navy Photo

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These Are The 20 Aircraft Carriers In Service Today

The INS Viraat was Britain's flagship in the Falklands War before being sold to India

INS Vikramaditya vs INS Viraat vs INS Vikrant|Aircraft carrier in Indian Navy

INS Viraat (R22) is a Centaur class aircraft carrier ex HMS Hermes currently in service with the Indian Navy. INS Viraat (meaning "giant") is the flagship of the Indian Navy, the oldest carrier in service and one of two aircraft carriers based in the Indian Ocean Region.