New Delhi: Aircraft carriers are the backbone of any Navy and despite its immense cost, the Navy believes there is no replacement of it.
Typically traveling in battle groups, these vessels operate in international waters without needing permission for landing or overflight rights.
But there is another school of thought that questions the wisdom of floating something that expensive within range of an attack that may send it to the bottom of the sea.
Despite all these, aircraft carriers are likely here to stay. LEt's have a look at 10 aicraft carriers in service today: