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    Sergey Goreslavsky, who is deputy director general of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said that Russia and India are negotiating the prospects for the development of the Indian Navy's diesel-electric submarine fleet.

    GOA (India)(Sputnik) – Russia and India are in talks on the modernization of Russian-built Varshavyanka-class submarines, which form part of the Indian Navy fleet, Sergei Goreslavsky, who is deputy director general of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said on Tuesday.

    Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines feature advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and the ability to strike at land, surface and underwater targets.

    "We are negotiating the prospects for the development of the Indian Navy's diesel-electric submarine fleet. [We are] in talks on determining the prospects for upgrading Varshavyanka-class submarines, which were previously delivered to the country [India]," Goreslavsky told reporters, speaking at the Defexpo India 2016 military exhibition.

    Russia and India have enjoyed mutually beneficial strategic relations, especially in the field of defense and military cooperation, since the 1960s.

    The Defexpo India 2016 exhibition is being held in the Indian state of Goa on March 28-31.

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