Textbook Botch: Gorshkov Carrier Delayed Another Year
As expected, the Vikramaditya (Gorshkov) aircraft carrier won’t be ready to join service with the Indian Navy for at least another year. Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov today confirmed that that the ship, which failed sea trials earlier this year, would probably only join service towards the end of next year. My sources in the Indian Navy say the hadn’t expected the delay to be anything less. Also, as expected, the problems with the carrier are more serious than Russia first indicated.
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