Russia proposing something doesn't equal a country doing that thing. With India giving Kilos away to Myanmar I dare say they are done with the class.
India is a dirt poor country. Beggars can't be choosers. To put things in perspective Russia's Per Capita Income is 10X that of India's.
With a wafer thin submarine fleet they can't afford to give away any submarine. In any case they are sending Kilos back to Russia for upgrade. They have not sold any Kilos to Myanmar. Just leased it to them, so that China cannot sell any subs to Myanmar like they are selling to Bangladesh and Thailand.
Isos wrote:But they might make a contract including the upgraded subs with also an order for 6 new kilo or lada (Amur) classes. That would be 6 upgraded by Russia + 2 build in Russia + 4 build in India.
Purely from a technological perspective what are the technologies present in the new Kilos - Project 636 that are absent in the Project 877 Kilos?
Isos wrote:B) They are reducing their contracts with Russia too much for new hardware. I doubt they want them to start selling stuff to Pakistan.
Regardless of whether or not Hindus reduce or increase contracts with Russia, Russia should sell billions of dollars of weapons to Pakistan. the only caveat should be that Pakistan pays up front. China, US , EU sells billions of dollars of weapons to countries that are rivals.
Russia has made a start by selling Mi 17, ATGMs to Pakistan. They should increase the volume. Unlike Serbia, Belarus Russia has no cultural or social compatability with pagan states like India. Kremlin should not be a hostage to the whims and fancies of India.
Make it very clear to Delhi - we will sell billions of $$ of weapons to Pakistan, unless you buy them yourself. Keep your friends rich, and your enemies rich, and then find out which is which.