India, Russia agreed to slightly reduce the sale price of second-hand aircraft (Figure)
India to buy Russian aircraft carrier being repaired second-hand, according to Defense News website
modified June 9, 2009 report] Russia has agreed to sell to India the “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier Admiral prices made slightly lower, it will also get the final for the Indian Navy aircraft carrier to increase hope.
since Russia’s demand in 2005 based on the $ 800 million increase to $ 1.2 billion before they agree to sell, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier, the Russian-Indian relations have reached an impasse.
Indian Defense Ministry said the talks Russia and India last month, Russia decided to cut the carrier’s sale price to attend the talks with visiting Indian Defense Minister Vijay Singh ? (Vijay Singh) and the Russian Defense Ministry senior officials.
in the Indian Defense Ministry said that despite the lower prices slightly, but it may well be the Indian government about-face a compromise. Next month will make a final decision.
in the past two years, since Russia has called for India to improve arms export contract price after the Russian-Indian defense relations between the two sides began to decline, which naturally includes the “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier price increases.
a Russian diplomat said that Russia is focused on restructuring its armed forces and with intent to sell weapons to Iran, in conducting these transactions, while also gradually relaxed the Indian market.
in 2007 and 2008, “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier delay in delivery time, some of the Indian Navy planners have recommended removal of the carriers to look overseas for new goals. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Lei Song)