India can not withdraw large sums of money to pay the Russian aircraft carrier deal is subject to purchase weapons carrier
Indian officials said the price increase to the Indian side is helpless, and India has been unable to exit the transaction, or the amount paid will be in vain.
According to New Delhi reported August 2, 2009 reported that five years ago, when the Russian retired aircraft carrier will be a “gift” to India, Indians overjoyed, very few people realize that the carrier will be spent in the future huge financial resources of a drag.
2004, the Russian side pledged to 44,570 tons of “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft donated to the Indian side, only requires the direction of a Russian shipyard in India to pay $ 974 million as conversion costs. Since then, the disintegration of the Soviet Union aboard the retired, 27-year-old aircraft carrier converted prices soaring. In 2007, Russia increased the price, request for additional $ 850 million. Six months ago, Russia will raise the price to $ 2.9 billion, once again let India dumbfounded. Russia will postpone delivery of the aircraft carrier four years, until 2012; in 2011, India will seal active aircraft carrier “virrat” (the original British “sports god” number).
National Audit Office attacked the Indian Navy to buy a new carrier does not need to spend so much money. Its military expenditure report said, Indian Navy aircraft carrier to pay a lot more than money to buy new, get a limited service period, or a second-hand aircraft.
Russia to raise prices again incurred the outrage, forcing the Indian Defense Minister AK Antony to start once again to the Parliament to ensure that price negotiations. He said that price negotiations in progress, not a final conclusion. However, he acknowledged India Founder of “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier converted to pay the unusually large costs.
Indian machinery manufacturer in northern Russia has been an advance payment of hundreds of millions of dollars. Indian officials said the price increase to the Indian side is helpless, and India has been unable to exit the deal, or have already paid the money will be wasted. In addition, India will still be tens of millions of dollars to pay large sums of money to buy Su-K-30 fighters and missiles to equip the aircraft carrier.
responsible for the deal of the Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport (Rosoboronexport) refuse to grant India the price of care. Russian spokesman said the conversion process every step of the Navy science and technology group in India are done under the supervision of, never received any objections. Shipyard insists that the price increase is modified by the Indian side for the special requirements of leading carriers, and these requirements are not included in the initial contract.
a long time, Russia is India’s largest arms supplier, was responsible for 70 percent of India’s military purchases, the current Indian side has accumulated 90 billion dollars in defense orders. For this event, widely considered India to buy Russian weapons used to the pressure side, credit is poor. (China Shipping Information Center Jiaochun Kun)