South Asia and Beyond

Old Russian Subs For India

Russia is reported to have offered India three old Kilo class submarines for the token sale price of one rupee. But each sub will cost $250 million to refit since they are 25 years old and are being phased out by the Russian Navy. The Indian Navy’s indigenous conventional submarine programme has been dogged by delays and the addition of the three Kilos would help ensure force levels.

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