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23 March


India leases nuclear submarine from Russia

The submarine would be delivered by 2025

Автор фото: AFP

/NOVOSTIVL/ India has signed a US$3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years. This article appeared in the Agence France-Presse.

The deal – which according to the reports took months to negotiate – comes as tensions run high between India and Pakistan following their biggest stand-off in years, and as Chinese influence grows in the region.

A defence ministry spokesman declined to confirm the agreement but the reports said that the submarine, the third India has leased from Russia, would be delivered by 2025.