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Russia behind schedule on Indian frigates delivery

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Russia is not going to meet the deadlines in the implementation of a contract on the delivery of missile frigates to the Indian Navy, the state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.Russia and India signed a $1.6 billion contract on construction of three modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for India in 2006. The first frigate was scheduled for delivery in April 2011.

    “There is a delay, and it is hard to say now what the new deadline is going to be, although the first ship is undergoing dockside trials,â€￾ said Oleg Azizov, head of Rosoboronexport’s delegation at the IMDS naval show in St. Petersburg.

    Russia’s Yantar shipyard, which is building the ships, has asked Rosoboronexport for additional $100 million to finish the construction.

    Azizov said an Indian Navy delegation will arrive in Russia next week to negotiate the new deadlines for construction.

    This is the second time Russia has run into difficulties with Indian naval contracts. The price of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier has been raised almost twice, and its delivery date was put back from 2008 to late 2012.

    Russia has previously built three Talwar-class frigates for India – INS Talwar (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and INS Tabar (Axe).

    The new frigates each will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, jointly developed by Russia and India.
     
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    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Considering the delivery problems from Russia, I think now India is look at other suppliers also,
    Its good thing that we are not putting all our eggs in Russian basket
     
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    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Also what I might suggest is that we select top two teams in tender and share the project with them inversely proportional to the price, Who charges more gets lesser quantity.. so suggestion like
    We want to buy say 10 units (for simplicity) and the price of the winners for parts and service is say 400 mil and 500 mil. then we should make an agreement such as
    The winner with price 400 million should be given order of 6 with option of 4 more
    And the second winner with price of 500 milllion should be given order of 4 with option of 6 more.

    So if one of the contender is not able to keep the delivery schedule, we take out one unit from their order and place the order with the other company and still keep options of 5 more..

    Wont it work?
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    We need technology and Russia is the most trust-able and cost effective solution!!
     
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    Indian Navy Chief in Russia To Discuss Frigates

    NEW DELHI - An Indian Navy delegation, led by the chief, Adm. Nirmal Verma, has arrived in Russia to try to push through delivery of missile frigates being built at a Russian shipyard.

    The delivery of a Russian aircraft carrier has already been delayed three years.

    Sources in the Indian Defence Ministry said the Russians are demanding a higher price for the Krivak-class missile frigates, which were contracted for $1.6 billion in 2006. The first of the three stealth frigates was due to be delivered in April, but there is no date for the rescheduled delivery, said Defence Ministry sources.

    The new frigates each will be armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, jointly developed by Russia and India.

    The Indian Navy chief will also get a firsthand account of the crash of a MiG 29K last month. The Indian Navy is still awaiting a report from Russia on the crash. India ordered 16 MiG 29Ks for $650 million in 2004, intended to be flown from the Russian-made aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshokov, purchased by India. A repeat order for $1.5 billion was placed in early 2010 for an additional 29 MiG-29Ks.

    On June 23, an MiG-29K trainer version of the aircraft crashed in south Russian Astrakhan, killing its two-member crew. Russia grounded the entire MiG-29 fleet until the probe is over.


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