Navy to Acquire Krivack Class
Frigates and Submarines soon
(06 Sep 2002)
The first of the much delayed three state-of-the-art Russian
Krivack class frigates is all set to be inducted into the Indian
Navy later this month even as negotiations have reached final
stages for acquiring the Admiral `Groshkov' aircraft carrier and
building French `Scorpene' submarines here.
After a sixx year delay in the acquisition of these ultra-speed
frigates with global capability to test trials of its new surface-to-air
`Stil' missile, the Naval Chief, Admiral Madhvendera Singh, said
the first warship would join the navy by the end of Sep 2002.
After the induction of the first Krivack-class frigate, the other
two would join the Naval armada after a six-month gap.
India is also finalizing a deal to manufacture French `Scorpene'
killer cum `Hunter' class submarines in India.