Russia wants to make India a global hub for submarine upgrade, maintenance and repair


  • Russian engineers have visited Indian yard and advised it on changes to be made for the upgrade, maintenance and repair of conventional submarines as well as investments needed to execute the mega project, said Evgeny V Shustikov, Deputy Director General of Zvyozdochka.
  • The joint venture has the potential of making the selected Indian shipyard a serious player in the international market.
  • India alone is looking at the imminent second life extension of at least four Kilo class submarines.
  • Other nations that operate Kilos in the region include Iran with three submarines of the same class and Nigeria with six.

Source: ET

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