India May Purchase Four Stealth Frigates From Russia Worth $4Bln

 

The Army-2016 forum organized by the Russian Defense Ministry kicked off earlier in the day and will last through Sunday. The forum is held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow and in a number of locations in Russian military districts.

 

   Russia and India are discussing the purchase of four stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. © Sputnik/ Alexei FilippovArmy Expo 2016 Showcases Russia’s Success at Military Diplomacy

   New Delhi and Moscow are discussing the purchase of four stealth frigates for the Indian Navy in a deal worth $4 billion, local media reported, citing a Ministry of Defense source.

   “Under the proposal, two of the frigates will come from Russia, while the other two will be constructed in India. The MoD has asked for some clarifications before taking a decision on the price and inter-governmental agreement,” the source told Time of India newspaper.

   The source added that Moscow offered to equip the vessels with modern weaponry including BrahMos cruise missiles.

   It was reported in July that Russia and India were discussing a delivery of three new guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy. India has six frigates of the Talwar class, the forerunner of Project 11356, which are built at the Yantar shipyard in Russia’s westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.