India, Russia to discuss with the purchase of a new batch of frigates and conventional submarines (Figure)
Indian navy has been equipped with three Russian-made Ta Erwa class stealth frigates
According to Pakistan News reported in November 2009, according to Indian Defense Ministry sources said the Indian Navy is considering the procurement of five midget submarines, to enhance its underwater warfare capabilities. Displacement of these mini-submarine program does not exceed 150 tons, from the procurement plan in November last year following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. These mini-submarine will be introduced to the Indian navy commandos, used to perform reconnaissance and attack missions.
Indian Navy is currently only equipped with diesel-powered submarines. Indian Navy has signed a buy 6 “Scorpene” (Scorpene) class submarine contract, which is expected six submarines from 2012 into the Indian Navy, which is building the country’s domestic “body count” (INS Arihant) nuclear submarine is expected to serve in 2011.
India purchased from Russia, Kiev-class aircraft carrier “Admiral Gorshkov” was the planned delivery in 2012, India is currently discussing with Russia to buy another batch of “Taer Wa” ( Talwar) class frigates and six conventional submarines matters. In addition, India also said it would be for the two “Akula II” class nuclear-powered submarines and then spending $ 2 billion in India to accept the Russian Navy nuclear submarine crew are trained in the operation. India has entered into a definitive agreement with Russia, in addition to lease approved submarines, the Indian Navy will have the option to purchase these submarines right. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Research Institute Wen Jiafeng)