Russian nuclear submarine is expected to seal a formal lease to India this year (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian “Akula II” class nuclear submarine “seal” sea trials
[Indian Defense Network June 12, 2009 report] Russia “Aku pull “class attack submarines” seal “will be completed this summer, after sea trials before delivery to join the Russian Navy, then in the formal end of this year lease to India.
a Russian military source said: “After all the tests, the boat will join the Russian Navy’s active fleet, after that, will be leased to India.”
he said: the formal end of the year expected to be leased to India. He is a Russian naval command sources. A Navy spokesman refused to confirm this matter.
“seal” was delivered before the sea trials will be completed this summer, then served in the fall, then it will be leased to India, a term of 10 years.
5 month, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came to the Komsomolsk-Amur Naval Shipyard, and to the cash-strapped navy shipyard of Komsomolsk $ 300 billion, the shipyard received a loan to India this year to prepare submarine orders.
the boat’s name in India as “chakra” number is “Akula-B” class (NATO called “Akula-II”) attack submarine, is the third generation nuclear submarines. The boat keel laid in 1991, that year the Soviet Union. 90 years due to lack of funds, the boat has been in a halt state, paid in advance as part of the Indian capital, the construction of the boat was able to recover.
According to reports, India has already paid U.S. $ 650 million to complete construction of the boat, is expected to pay $ 50 million per year to the Russian navy for hire. (China Shipping Information Center Chen Jianfeng)