India leases nuclear submarine from Russia
The submarine would be delivered by 2025
/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.