The new naval ensign was also unveiled at the event by the prime minister. The national flag is displayed on the upper canton of the new ensign.
The warship took more than ten years to build. Since August 21 of last year, the INS Vikrant has successfully completed several phases of sea trials.
Three careers in total have been inspired by the defence forces, one as a spare and one for each of the two main naval fronts in the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal.
The new warship is seen by the Indian Navy as a major upgrade to its equipment. Now, both India's eastern and western coastlines can host an aircraft carrier.