Sunday, July 31, 2011

Russia to supply nuclear submarine to India by year end

Russia will transfer the Akula-II class 'Nerpa' nuclear attack submarine to India on a 10-year lease by the end of 2011, Russian Naval Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky has said."There are no obstacles for the transfer of the submarine to the Indian Navy by the end of this year," Admiral Vysotsky was quoted as saying by Interfax.He said the Indian crew has undergone the full course of training and the submarine is being prepared for delivery trials.Under the lease contract, estimated to be between USD 650-900 million, India had funded the completion of the Nerpa nuclear submarine at Amur Shipyard before the Soviet collapse.


That would be a deterrent force for India, especially against pakistan and china

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