Mangaluru, Sep 28: Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) have seized 461 gm of gold, valued at Rs 23,09,610, from a passenger who arrived here from Dubai.

The officials intercepted the male passenger, hailing from Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. He was trying to smuggle the gold concealed in the form of a brown colour coated oil in the motor of a mixer grinder, a Customs release said here Wednesday.

After heating and removing the coating, the gold was formed into a rectangular bar of 24 carats, weighing 461 gm. The gold was seized and further investigation is in progress, the release said.

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New Delhi (PTI): India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-Navy) on Monday landed onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, in a feat described as a historical milestone by the Navy.

The Navy said naval pilots carried out the landing.

"A Historical milestone achieved towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat by Indian Navy as naval pilots carry out landing of LCA (Navy) onboard INS Vikrant," the Navy said in a brief statement.

It said the landing demonstrated India's capability to design, develop, construct and operate indigenous aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter aircraft.

In September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (IAC I) that made the country part of an elite group of nations capable of manufacturing aircraft carriers above 40,000 tonnes category.

The Navy had said the aircraft carrier would be able to play a role in ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.