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Russia/India : The $2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has been inducted into the Indian Navy .This has brought India in elite group of nation hence enhancing India’s maritime capabilities. India's Defence Minister AK Antony and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin along with senior government and defence  official of both the nation attended the 44,500-tonne warship commissioning into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard,India. During Indian traditional ritual a coconut was broken against the ship's side. This was followed by lowering of Russian Flag and raising on Indian National Flag. The INS Vikramaditya warship with a length of 284 metres will  have Kamov 31 and Kamov  28 anti-submarine warfare , maritime surveillance helicopters as well as MiG-29K naval combat aircraft services avaliable on it.TheUSD 1.5 billion contract for retrofitting th…