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President Pranab Mukherjee releases stamp on INS Vikramaditya

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 9:56pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday released a postal stamp and First Day cover on INS Vikramaditya, the aircraft carrier that was commissioned in the Navy last month.

The president released the stamp at the "At Home" function hosted by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi on the occasion of Navy Day.

The function was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Defence Minister A K Antony was among those present.

INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy's latest, largest and most powerful aircraft carrier, was commissioned on November 16 in Russia. The warship is on its way to India from Russia.

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