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Finally, Indian Navy Gets Russian Nuke Sub: Reports
Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency reports that the K-152 Nerpa Akula-II class nuclear-powered submarine was handed over to the Indian Navy on Saturday at the Bolshoi Kamen shipbuilding facility in the East. The navy, which will call it INS Chakra, will operate the submarine on a ten year lease, and ostensibly use it as a test platform to train crews in operating a nuclear submarine. The ITAR-TASS report says the Nerpa will sail for India in January. It’s home base will be Visakhapatnam.
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