Wednesday, March 13, 2013

India will she rent a 2nd nuclear submarine from Russia

Indian Navy may lease the 2nd Russian nuclear submarine of the class-B Schuka whose construction has not been completed, said Tuesday a source in the military-industrial sector Russian.

"India hopes that the 2nd submarine project 971 (Schuka class-B) is completed. The hull is ready and is located in the Amur shipyard, "said a source.

He said that instead of buying the 2nd submarine, India could also rent it. In 2012, the Indian Navy received the first submarine Nerpa, for a 10-year lease for $ 930 million.

At the same time, he stressed that, to complete this 2nd submarine must be an intergovernmental agreement. "The negotiating parties already," said the source.

Indian authorities have made no comment.

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