Skip to comments.Money spent on Gorshkov akin to price of similar warships
Posted on 04/28/2010 10:06:36 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Government said the USD 1,783 million to be spent for refurbishing and repairing the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier "compares well" with the price of similar warships built in other countries.
"The repair and refurbishing cost of about USD 1,783 million (USD 1.78 billion) of the ship compares well with the cost of other aircraft carriers of similar capabilities being built elsewhere in the world," Defence Minister A K Antony said in written reply to a Rajya Sabha query Friday.
India and Russia recently signed a fresh deal worth USD 2.33 billion dollars for the Gorshkov, which was originally to be procured at a cost of USD 974 millions under a 2004 agreement.
Pointing out the reasons behind procuring the Russian-built aircraft carrier, he said, requirement of two operational aircraft carriers for the Navy has been considered essential to perform its mandated tasks. Further, aircraft carriers are not easily available."
Antony added, after taking these aspects into consideration, the induction of the aircraft carrier was finalised to enhance the combat capability of the Navy.
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For that money India is repairing that hunk of crap, they could of had the Kittyhawk or the John Kennedy
I expect Obama will give Pakistan the USS Nimitz next week and the Joint Chiefs will roll over.
Oh man! I clicked on the link - what a rust bucket. The old USN one in NYC is in better shape.
Do the Russians have a bunch pics of Indian politicians in honeypots with Russian hookers. Why the hell is India buying all this cold war era garbage from Ivan?
They were suckered by the Russians by buying this piece of garbage.
OBrahmaBull.com ^ | 4/23/2010 |
Posted on 4/28/10 10:06:36 PM by sonofstrangelove
Government said the 79,519,000,000 rupees to be spent for refurbishing and repairing the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft currier "compares well" with the price of similar warshivas built in other countries such as Afghanistan.
Lick of paint, be better than new
because they had a sneaky feeling we could elect some bozo like oh bummer.
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