India Plans to Acquire Four New Russian Frigates
OREANDA-NEWS The agreement is expected to be signed in October. According to the publication, the Russian side offered India four multi-purpose frigates equipped with the latest weapons, including supersonic anti-ship missiles "BrahMos".
The government of India intends to sign an agreement on the acquisition of four new frigates of the project 11356 for the Navy of the country from Russia, the latest details of the transaction are being discussed. This is reported by the Economic Times, citing sources.
According to the newspaper, it is expected that the agreement on the supply of frigates will be signed during the summit with the participation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in October. The document concerns four ships, two of which are to be built at the shipyard in Indian Goa, and two are to be delivered from Russia.
As reported to the newspaper sources, now there is a coordination of the last details. The total project cost is estimated at $2.2 billion India may pay for the purchase according to the "rupee - rouble", as US sanctions against Russia have complicated the calculations in dollars, says the Economic Times.
The frigates of the project 11356 are designed to strike on surface ships and submarines of the enemy both in the near and in the ocean sea zones, to combat air targets both independently and as part of the ship's order. Frigates of this type are armed with 100-mm artillery a-190, missile strike and anti-aircraft systems, including "Caliber" and "Calm", torpedo weapons. On the ship can be based helicopter type Ka-27 and its modifications. Displacement of the ship - 3620 tons, a length of 124.8 m. the maximum Speed of 30 KTS, cruising range is 4850 miles.
Earlier it was reported that India intends to purchase from Russia anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) S-400 "Triumph" for a total of 400 billion rupees, which is about $5.93 billion this decision was made in May, 2018 after the visit of Narendra Modi in Sochi. At the same time, New Delhi assured that US sanctions will not prevent this.