Why Russia leases n-sub to India

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By Peter Suciu*

Since achieving independence from the UK after the Second World War, India operated a number of “hand-me-down” warships, notably aircraft carriers. Those included former Royal Navy vessels, while the Indian Navy’s current flagship INS Vikramaditya is a former Soviet-era Kiev-class aircraft cruiser that was purchased from Russia in 2004, 19 Forty Five online reports.

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