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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.