Tuesday, January 24, 2012

India gets Akula II

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Jan 24, 2012

Russia has finally transferred the K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered Akula-II Class submarine - on a 10-year lease to the Indian Navy, Russian news agencies have said.

The Nerpa was handed over to the Indian Navy at the Zvezda shipyard in the far eastern territory of Primorye.

India becomes the sixth country in the world to operate the nuclear submarine after the US, Russia, Britain, France and China.

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