IANS Russia to lease n-submarine to India by October

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://www.sify.com/news/russia-to-...y-october-news-international-ldquahedhfj.html

    Moscow: Russia will lease K-152 Nerpa, a nuclear-powered submarine, to India by October this year, a Russian naval admiral said on Wednesday.

    'The submarine is completely ready for transfer. An Indian crew is currently training aboard with Russian instructors,' said the admiral who requested anonymity.

    'This should be completed before October. We're running late,' he said.

    Twenty sailors were killed after toxic gas leaked on board Nerpa as the submarine was undergoing trials in the Sea of Japan in November 2008. A fire extinguishing system malfunctioned, leading to the discharge.

    The $900-million lease contract was drawn up after Moscow and New Delhi struck a deal in January 2004 when New Delhi agreed to fund a part of the submarine's construction.

    The Nerpa was originally scheduled to be inducted into the Indian Navy as INS Chakra by mid-2008.

    Some media reports earlier said that the K-152 Nerpa attack submarine had already been transferred to India on a 10-year lease.
     
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    Russia to lease nuclear submarine to India

    Russia will lease a nuclear powered submarine to India before October, a Russian Navy Staff admiral said on Wednesday.

    Previous media reports said that the K-152 Nerpa attack submarine had already been transferred to India on a 10-year lease.

    "The submarine is completely ready for transfer. An Indian crew is currently training aboard with Russian instructors," the admiral - who requested anonymity - said.

    The training course includes the launching of cruise missiles, he added.

    "This should be completed before October: We're running late as it is," the admiral said.

    Twenty sailors were killed onboard the submarine as the K-152 Nerpa was undergoing sea trials in the Sea of Japan in November 2008. A fire extinguishing system malfunctioned leading to the discharge of a toxic gas.

    The boat is now fully operational after repairs.

    The $900-million lease contract was drawn up after Moscow and New Delhi struck a deal in January 2004 where India agreed to fund part of the Nerpa's construction.

    The Nerpa was originally scheduled to be inducted into the Indian Navy as INS Chakra by mid-2008.

    Read more: http://www.defencetalk.com/russia-to-lease-nuclear-submarine-to-india-32834/#ixzz1Grzrq1wt
     
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    900$ to lease a nuke sub for 10 years its a total wastage of money it will be better if we construct 1/2 modern nuke sub like arihant with these amount .
     
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    There are political reasons which make leasing a good option, for one it does not violate any treaty.
     
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    Who knows IN plans to buy Nerpa at end of lease period....

    Surely MTCR, NPT & India won't be same as today 10 years from now.
     
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    Selling a Nuclear submarine is a violation of NPT so this avoids a violation by Russia a P5 member.
     
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    I am being optimistic even considering India's entry to UNSC as Veto member.


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    Any idea on design difference between Charlie class & Nerpa..?

    Nerpa experience & Arihant results will help in ATV-2,3.....
     
  9. LETHALFORCE

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    Both are double hull subs. It is a big accomplishment for Arihant the first Indian nuclear sub to be double hulled, very few nations had a double hulled sub as their first indigenous sub.
     
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    China is a P5 member too and has violated almost every treaty that has been signed and agreed upon by the P5 members including selling nuclear capable strategic missiles to Pakistan, helping them with militarization of nuclear capabilities, constructing further reactors of military applications and a whole hold of events that we may or may not know as civilians.

    US itself has broken dozens of rules that it shouldn't have as a P5 member. Russia hence should not hesitate in anything that requires them to consider such an option in future. Not the Nerpa sale, but something in future that may force them to consider violating the so-called "agreements".

    US and China don't give a damn, France and UK are too weak to attempt them and hence Russia has nothing to lose if it takes a step that takes the relationship to another plane between them and us. What's more; we get the Tech + gizmo and they get $$$. Win-win for all.
     
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    Why sell it? Keep extending the lease period :)
     
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    There are some technologies that cannot be openly transferred , but if India say learns them of it's own by examining a akula it has leased nobody can say anything i hope you get my point!
     
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    you keep on extending lease you will need to pay the triple of the actual cost!!!!!!!!
     
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    Inside Akulla-II


    its a repost, but this is how the Akulla-II looks like in 1990's, but dont know how it looks like now.
     
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    right sir ,like backdoor entry in aposh club
     
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    They make the rules so they are allowed to break them, it is only now that China has become a threat to US interests that they are even revealing these things(2 decades later).
     

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