NEW DELHI: After protracted negotiations, Russia has agreed to lease a second nuclear submarine to India+ in a deal which will cost around $2 billion.
Sources on Wednesday said the deal was struck during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin+ on October 15 on the sidelines of the BRICS meet in Goa.
However, it was not part of the slew of announcements made after the talks.
As PM rightly said one old friend is better than two new friends!
I firmly believe India should be a self reliant country in terms of Economic and Military Capabilities.Russia has been a friend of India but if really India wants to be a strong nation it should invest in R&D capabilities specially in key Dual Use Technologies
If we can send spacecraft to Mars then why can we build world class submarines? Something wrong here!
NY - 15 hours ago
Modi has inked great trade and defense deals with many nations .. US RUSSIA GERMANY etc .. his agenda INDIA FIRST!! The defense equipment will be used in china seas and the chinkies know that !! No wonder china is all rattled ..
15 hours ago
India needs to acquire necessary technology to manufacture all the defence requirements indigenously.
Ghaziabad - 14 hours ago
A very good deal as far as our security is concerned.
R Venkatesh Govind
Gurgaon - 13 hours ago
Very good! Now Russia will support India on anti terror.
13 hours ago
For this type of money we could have gone for American or British nuclear subs. Hope, the Navy Procurement Team was not under duress or corrupt to go for this outdated sub.
USA - 14 hours ago
Russian Subs are atleast a generation if not genration and a half behind American Subs. They are noisy, bulky and monsters to run. For another Billion India could have bought a brand new American Sub which would be far superior to the Russian Sub. I understand that India has to keep the Russians in good humor but do they have to do it at the cost of national security?
15 hours ago
I think such news should not be made public........ Its related to defense and it should be kept confidential
Secunderabad - 13 hours ago
Russia is learning this game from USA very fast ! they are very fast in selling things n never there to do real support ! We indians need to introspect !