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Russia says it will stick to delivery deadline of Admiral Gorshkov ^ | 5/4/2010 |

Posted on 05/04/2010 7:14:11 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Russia has said it will stick to the 2012 deadline of delivering modernised Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to India.

“We are catching up with the retrofit of the Admiral Gorshkov.

“We will fulfill the obligations Russia has undertaken,” Roman Trotsenko, head of Russia's united shipbuilding corporation, was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

India recently agreed to pay an additional US$ 2.33 billion to Russia for Admiral Gorshkov.

As per the original contract signed between the two countries in 2004, Indian Navy was to get the carrier in 2008.

However, the two countries were negotiating for the last one year over Russia’s demand for $2 billion over and above the $1.5 billion that New Delhi paid it in 2004. Russia demanded $1.2 billion more for the aircraft carrier and pushed its delivery date to 2012.

The Government of India recently said that the price spent on the repairing and refurbishing of the aircraft carrier was akin to the price of similar warships built in other countries.

Gorshkov will be inducted in the Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditya.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: admiralgorshkov; aircraftcarrier; indiannavy; insvikramaditya; navair; russia

1 posted on 05/04/2010 7:14:12 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

What a waste of money,for the life of me i do not know what India is thinking.?
I guess it takes a long time to remove all those valves and update the electronics,fix the boiler room etc....

2 posted on 05/04/2010 7:43:36 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Is Eaker going swishy?)
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To: magslinger


3 posted on 05/04/2010 9:30:09 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Vroomfondel

Future Offshore call center.

4 posted on 05/04/2010 11:21:27 PM PDT by ar10
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...

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5 posted on 05/05/2010 6:07:38 AM PDT by magslinger (Tagline impounded as a threat to national security.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I think the Russians are motivated to get rid of this hulk to anyone who will take it before it rots and sinks at the pier.

6 posted on 05/05/2010 6:33:31 AM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: sonofstrangelove

You can always trust Russians to be Russians.

7 posted on 05/05/2010 9:58:08 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years.)
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