India will get the first Russian-built Krivak class warship by 2023. United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Chief Executive Officer Alexei Rakhmanov gave this assurance on Monday. Apart from this, India is also expected to get the Russian missile defense system S-400 by the end of this year.
Addressing the ‘Army-2021’ organized in Moscow, Rakhmanov said, ‘Due to the Corona crisis, there were some obstacles in the construction of the Krivak class ship. This project is running behind almost eight months. One of the two ships will be handed over to India by the middle of 2023.
The Russian official said Indian technicians would also be invited to contribute to the ship’s construction at Yantar port. This will help in realizing the future plan of construction of two Krivak class warships at Goa Shipyard Limited.
Rakhmanov said, “We want Indian technicians to see the ship being built, so that they can be well versed with its technology and technology. This will facilitate the construction of the ship at Goa Shipyard under the second phase. Indian technicians will be able to not only add parts but also to finalize the technology.
Naval fleet includes six ships
-06 Krivak-3 class warship was ordered by the Indian Navy to the Russian company
-03 ships were supplied in 2003-04 and three others in 2011-12, active under the name Talwar
what are the features
– Length : 405.3 feet
-Width : 46.3 feet
-Height : 15.1 feet
– Speed : 59 kmph
Can cover a distance of -9251 kilometers in one go at a speed of 26 kilometers per hour
Equipped with anti-submarine rocket, AK-100 gun, torpedo tube, SSM and SAM missiles
Supply of S-400 missile system this year
Russia will start supplying the S-400 missile defense system to India by the end of 2021. Russian company ‘Almaz-Ante’ CEO Vyacheslav Zirkaln gave this information at ‘Army-2021’ held in Moscow on Monday. Zirkaln said construction of the S-400 is proceeding on schedule. By the end of the year, the supply of this missile defense system to India will be started. At present, Indian soldiers are being trained to operate the S-400. India in October 2018 signed a $5.43 billion deal with Russia for five S-400 missile defense systems.