Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg financing tests France Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov Mediterranean cruise Zvezdochka NATO innovations Indian Navy United Shipbuilding Corporation Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Rosoboronexport Vysotsky event ceremony Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations aircraft conflict China deployment naval aviation Putin investigations Black Sea Varyag coast guard Vikramaditya Novorossiysk landing craft crime marines Far East Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials Syria traditions escort South Korea statistics Japan Neustrashimy Yasen tenders Admiral Chabanenko convoys Marshal Shaposhnikov Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension technology firings tragedy Baltic Sea Almaz upgrade hostages search and rescue Caspian Flotilla Moskva provocation frontier service court Dmitry Donskoy Turkey keel laying rumors death Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta World War II Kaliningrad shipwreck Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin patrols Russia-Norway launching
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

India Not Claimed for Aircraft Carrier Delivery Penalty

India Not Claimed for Aircraft Carrier Delivery Penalty 11.10.2012
Text: Vzglyad
Photo: mil.ru
Imposition of a penalty upon Russia for delayed delivery of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was not in question at the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission for military technical cooperation convened on Oct 10, said Russian defense minister's spokeswoman Irina Kovalchuk.

"Indian party applied with request to complete all required works as soon as possible and deliver the ship to Indian Navy", reports ITAR-TASS citing Mrs. Kovalchuk.

As was reported by Vzglyad newspaper, when summarizing results of the intergovernmental commission, Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov said the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Admiral Gorshkov) would be handed over to the client in the fourth quarter of 2013.

"It is expected to fix all defects at Sevmash shipyard by the next summer, start sea trials in the summer, finish them and deliver the ship in the fourth quarter of 2013", Serdiukov said.

As for him, considerable part of the trials has been performed successfully. "The ship's air wing tests are almost completed; airplanes and helicopters carried out dozens of deck takeoffs and landings", added the minister.

Meanwhile, Serdiukov admitted there were "problems with boilers during trials in the White and the Barents seas". In his turn, Indian defense minister A.K. Antony said the key issue for both parties was fastest delivery of the ship to India.

The contract for revamping of Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Gorshkov was tied with India in 2004. Initially, Indian Navy was supposed to receive the carrier in 2008. However, the deadline was postponed due to increased volume of works. The contract value grew considerably as well. Today, this contract is unofficially evaluated as $2.3 bln.

While expecting Vikramaditya, India accepts Russian-built frigates. "First out of three frigates built in Russia for India arrived at Mumbai port in June. We plan to hand over the second ship late in this year, and the third one in 2013", Serdiukov told the press.

Back to the list

Back to news list