India’s used again for Russia to pay $ 122 million aircraft maintenance
Russian shipyard is being modified for the” Gorshkov “aircraft carrier
According to the French Aerospace Defense Network reported on August 17 India to Russia to pay $ 122 million, to ensure that” Al Gore Shike Fu “aircraft (ie, India’s future,” Vic Rama Tia “number) to be modified, but the final price has not yet reached.
According to “India’s Strategy” magazine, the Russian defense export company’s request, the payment had been received back in early August, the Government of India for approval. Modified in order to ensure uninterrupted work, the Russian government machinery to the North in 2008 provided $ 250 million factory, now in India turn to pay $ 122 million.
machinery factory in northern India, the presence of officials of the past few years has been the Navy shipyard in the daily work of supervision, to ensure the orderly conversion work. Nevertheless, Russia asked for additional money or aroused controversy. India reluctantly accept Russia’s demands, but even the Audit General of India (CGI) also described the deal as a mess. However, India’s current “virrat” aircraft being modified life extension, which India would like to get as soon as possible, “Gorshkov”.
While the Indian Navy ship in the Italian financial group, with technical assistance have begun the construction of the first ship aircraft carriers, but in order to achieve the plan has three aircraft carriers, India still have to continue, “Gorshkov” number of price negotiations. Ideally, such as India has a coastline of 7500 one thousand meters of power was at least five aircraft carriers.
present, price negotiations still in progress. According to reports, India’s Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs is responsible for defense asked to continue negotiations, but Russia has not agreed to fix prices of two requirements.
addition, the “Gorshkov” The transaction also includes 16 MiG-29K carrier-based aircraft, the total value of $ 740 million contract, the transaction is smooth, with the first batch of 4 aircraft are likely to arrive late this year Naval Air Station INS Hansa. 16 MiG-29K aircraft, there are four two-seat training aircraft, and the remaining 12 are conventional war machine. (China Shipping Information Center Jiaochun Kun)