India hold naval exercises in the Barents Sea. Planned for 2011-2012 exercises will be held on the deck of upgraded aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov (Vikramaditya). Also on July 8 in New Delhi was determined by the final price for the transfer of aircraft carrier the Indian side.
At the present time on the stocks' Sevmash in Severodvinsk is carried out repair and upgrade the aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov" to the naval forces of India. BarentsObserver.com As reported last week, the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev during his visit, expressed his dissatisfaction with the progress of works at the shipyard on the shore White Sea. As IA REGNUM News, under a contract signed in 2004, aircraft carrier was to be sold to the navy of India for 617 million U.S. dollars. But for a professional repair ship cost more than $ 2 billion. Therefore, the Russian the party appealed to the Indian Navy with a proposal to increase the contract price. July 8, representatives of India and Russia met in this Wednesday in New Delhi to determine the final cost of the work. In the course of the negotiations was a final, fixed price, which the Indian side will pay "Sevmash - 2, 2 billion U.S. dollars., reported The Times of India.
Mainly exercises will take place in the Barents Sea, in addition, Indian pilots will practice takeoffs and landings of fighter aircraft MiG-29K deck aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov", part of the exercises will take place in Indian waters, in order to reduce costs. How to write the newspaper, on Wednesday, Defense Minister of India AK Antony told the Indian Parliament that the transfer of aircraft carrier the Indian side is expected in December 2012.
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