Media: India will spend $3 billion on leasing a third nuclear submarine to Russia

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 Media: India will spend $3 billion on leasing a third nuclear submarine to Russia


Reference News Network reported on March 5 that India will sign a $3 billion agreement with Russia this week to lease a third Russian shark nuclear submarine for 10 years and is expected to join the Indian Navy in 2025, sources said.

According to the report on the website of the Economic Times of India on March 4, this will be another huge order for arms from Russia after India purchased S-400 triumphant air defense missile system from Russia for $5.5 billion in 2018.

Sources pointed out that the nuclear submarine, which India intends to rent, is expected to join the Indian Navy in 2025 after a large-scale renovation of Russian shipyards.

Reported that India had leased two submarines of the same type to the former Soviet Union and Russia, and named the new leased submarine Chakra III after the Chakra series.

The report also said that the nuclear submarine, which was sealed up by Russia in 2014, will replace Chakra II, which India leased to Russia in 2012 and expired in 2022, after renovation and commissioning. Under the contract, the Chakra II lease expires and can be extended for another five years until the new submarine is repaired and tested.

Reported that India is ready to rent and named Chakra 3 Shark class nuclear submarine, is the third generation of nuclear submarine developed and produced by Russia, but also White Wax Tree class nuclear submarine was the quietest submarine in Russia before its advent. There are three types of submarine improvements, and the Chakra II leased by India in 2012 belongs to Type II.

The report also points out that India leased two nuclear submarines to the former Soviet Union in 1988 and Russia in 2012, and named them Chakra after Chakra, which has long since been decommissioned. India, with the help of Russia, has also built its own nuclear submarine, the Killer, which can carry nuclear missiles.

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yang Yi_NBJ10647