India Leasing Russian Nuke Sub

12.01.2010 Russia

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India confirmed today that it was receiving a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia this year on a 10-year lease as part of New Delhi's plans to complete nuclear capability encompassing land, air, and sea.
"We will soon receive the submarine from Russia", a senior Navy Officer, who wished to remain unnamed, said.

Earlier, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian Defence Ministry Official as saying that it will lease one of its newest nuclear-powered submarines to India in the second half of this year.


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