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  • #16
    BM I am quoting from the following site.

    India expands its Navy

    After years of negotiations, on January 20, 2004, Russia and India signed a deal for the Admiral Gorshkov, 12 single-seat MiG-29K 'Fulcrum-D' and 4 dual-seat MiG-29KUB, 6 Kamov Ka-27 and Ka-31 'Helix' helicopters, facilities and procedures for training pilots and technical staff, delivery of simulators, spare parts, and establishment maintenance on Indian Navy facilities. The ship was free; India will pay the Russians ~US$800 million to upgrade it and an additional US$700 million on the aircraft and weapons systems. Upgrade plans involve stripping all the weaponry from the ship's foredeck to make way for a Short Take-Off But Assisted Recovery configuration. A 14.3 degree ski-jump on the bow and three arrestor wires on the angled deck will allow operation of MiG-29K 'Fulcrum' and Sea Harrier aircraft. Due to a revised schedule and cost escalation by Russia, it is estimated that the ship will not join the Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditya before 2010. In July 2008 it was reported that Russia was increasing the price to USD 3.4 Bn.
    So it's clear that we are paying separately for the ship whose cost alone has increased to $2.9bn ( might go up even higher some rumors say ).
    Last edited by commander; 02 Jun 11,, 13:26. Reason: Source page corrected


    • #17
      Something strange is happening, there are neither official nor unofficial comments in Russia media.


      • #18
        Originally posted by Zampolit View Post
        Something strange is happening, there are neither official nor unofficial comments in Russia media.
        Is it something out of the ordinary the Russian government to be silent?
        No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

        To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.


        • #19
          What is the stance of Russia ? Is it mad at India because it's birds are not in the final list of MMRCA ?

          The following source says this
          "During 2002-2009, Russia delivered weaponry worth an estimated $9.87 billion to India, which is about 60 percent of the Indian arms imports [$16.47 bln]," the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT) said in its Yearbook 2010 publication.
          The existing Russian-Indian military cooperation program through 2010 features up to 200 projects worth about $18 billion.
          Source: Russia remains leader in arms deliveries to India | Defense | RIA Novosti
          According to CAWAT Russia is the major supplier for India between the years 2002-2009 and will be upto 2013. Is it not enough