NEW DELHI, December 5. /TASS/. New Delhi is about to make a deal with Moscow to lease another Project-971 nuclear submarine, which is supposed to replace the Chakra submarine (formerly the K-152 Nerpa), since its lease term will expire in the coming years, the India Today newspaper wrote.

According to the newspaper, an Indian naval delegation has recently made a visit to Russia, where its members “inspected two Akula-1 class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara, laid up for a deep refit at the Zvezdochka shipyard in the Arctic port of Severodvinsk.” “The delegation also… discussed the lease of one of these submarines reportedly for $3.3 bln,” India Today added.

However, this information hasn’t been confirmed officially yet.

India took a Project-971 nuclear-powered attack submarine (NATO reporting name: Akula-class) on a ten year lease in 2012 under a contract signed on December 30, 2011.

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