K S Nair 

K S Nair writes on aviation, maritime and military history with a focus on India and other developing countries. He has published three books and over a hundred articles. His most recent book is December in Dacca (HarperCollins, 2022) which covers the Indian armed forces in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

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    INS Vikrant

    The new INS Vikrant - and her debt to the old

    3 Sep 2022 5:23 AM GMT

    Today the Indian Navy, and India, have a new INS Vikrant. For Indians of a certain age, such as this writer, there is an immense, goose-bump inducing resonance about that ship's name