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    Ukraine Agrees to Provide India With Engines for Russian Built Krivak Frigate

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    Krivak class frigates will be powered by M90FR gas turbines designed and built by Zorya-Mashproekt in Ukraine. Following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Ukraine had stopped the supply of the engines.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — India has convinced Ukraine to provide engines that can be fitted in the improved Krivak class frigates that India is to purchase from Russia. India's Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said that a consensus had been reached with Ukraine for power plants to be fitted in the Russian made frigates.

    "Discussions started long back. The only problem was because of the Ukraine-Russia conflict as the ship's power plant is Ukrainian. Now, we will buy the power plant and fit it on the ship."

    During the India-Russia annual summit held in Goa earlier this month, an inter-governmental agreement was signed wherein it was stipulated that India would buy four improved Krivak class stealth frigates from Russia. The basic structure of two frigates has already been completed in Russia, while the other two frigates will be constructed at Indian shipyards with associated technology transfer.

    "All Indian equipment will be fitted on the frigate. So, it is a stealth variety where we are involved in the design," Parrikar said.

    It is expected that a brief discussion on the purchase of stealth frigates will be held during the Indo-Russian Inter Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation meeting scheduled for October 26 in New Delhi.


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      No doubt India will hand over the money and spend the next decade waiting for the goods. Some nations never learn.
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      raptorabzin reply toanne00marie(Show commentHide comment)
      anne00marie, I agree with you, how stupid can Modi be, playing with the devil.
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      serachingsomethingin reply toraptorabz(Show commentHide comment)
      raptorabz, He is buying a Russian Product which can not be completed without Ukraine beonh involved.. So original Stupidity was started by Soviets who produced different parts in different location (now different countries). Modi is just following it, has no choice..
    • Rick Sanchezin reply toserachingsomething(Show commentHide comment)
      serachingsomething, the idea behind producing different parts in different locations, regions, was brought about due to necessity and reality of WWII. Whole factories and production facilities were moved away from the front lines, outside the range of bombers. After the war this was continued in part to help industrialize these other regions. As far as India purchasing engines from Ukraine, they'll just learn the hard way
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