Russia to Deliver Frigates, Aircraft Carrier to Indian Navy in 2012
Appearing at the Defexpo India-2012 exhibition, president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Roman Trotsenko confirmed that two Project 11356 frigates and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya would be delivered to Indian Navy in 2012, reports RIA Novosti.
Besides, Trotsenko said Russia would complete modernization of another Indian Project 877EKM diesel electric submarine.
According to USC, “totally, we’re executing over ten India’s naval orders”.
Earlier on, in Jan 2012 Russia handed over nuclear-powered submarine SSN Nerpa (K-152, Project 971, Schuka-B class) to India for a 10-year long leasing.
The sub will be commissioned into Indian Navy on Apr 4, reported RIA Novosti referring to a source in Indian defense ministry.
Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: mil