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... plans to lease another Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) for the Indian navy (IN) for around 10 years at a cost of around USD1.5-2 billion.
The fifth non-nuclear submarine of project 636.3, The Veliki Novgorod, has joined the Russian Navy, a TASS correspondent reports from the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, attended by the Russian Navy's Deputy ...

Having once managed to visit the Murmansk headquarters of Russia's Northern Fleet, just after Vladimir Putin came to power, I cannot say I am entirely surprised by this somewhat unflattering assessment of Russia's naval prowess. During a dinner I ...
"But at the same time we are concerned, and I have expressed that very clearly, about the potential use of this battle group to increase Russia's ability and to be a platform for air strikes against Syria. ... In a front-page story entitled "NATO ...
While the world has been watching the passage of the Russian Navy's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, down the English Channel on the way to Syria, another ship movement has the potential to raise tensions on NATO's eastern flank.
Though the wider debate on Russian hybrid warfare has ebbed and flowed since Russia's annexation of Crimea, discussing the role of sea power has been noticeably limited.

Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines.
She does not have combat experience, and the Russian Navy surely wants to take advantage of the opportunity in Syria while it can.
In the late 1980s, the U.S. Navy was faced with a crisis. In 1980, the Soviet Union had received information from the Walker family spy ring that the navy could track its submarines through excessive propeller noise. As a result, the Soviet Union went ...
While the military objectives of this mission are not entirely insignificant, Russia's chief purpose is status projection, leveraging its navy to demonstrate that it is a great power. The squadron will first irk Russia's already apprehensive Western ...
Royal navy vessels monitored Russian warships as they began to move through the English Channel en route to a suspected bolstering of the bombing campaign against the besieged Syrian city Aleppo.
The passage of the Russian Navy's flagship Admiral Kuznetzov aircraft carrier and six other ships has been the subject of intense media coverage in Russia, the UK and Europe as they journey towards Syria. Royal navy ships were tracking the vessels ...
India is already leasing a submarine of this class from Russia, the INS Chakra (formerly known as the Nerpa), which has been in the Indian navy since 2012. Although the specific submarine to be leased was not mentioned, Russian contacts report that it ...
The Russia Today website, which is strongly supportive of President Vladimir Putin, has criticised what it claimed was "military, media hysteria in Europe," and said the Russian Navy has not confirmed whether the warships are being sent to bolster the ...
Russia is preparing to ramp up its bombardment of civilian targets in the rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, and is dispatching the largest naval armada it has put to sea since the Cold War to help out. The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is on its ...
Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, NATO officials warned last night.
According to Alexei Nikolski, a columnist with the reputed Russian daily Vedomosti, "According to a source in the Russian defence industry, the long discussed lease to transfer a multipurpose Project 971 nuclear submarine to India from the Russian Navy ...

A Russian aircraft-carrier and other warships have reached waters near Trondheim in Norway and will soon head towards the UK.
In an interview with Sputnik, political analyst Andranik Migrayan of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations praised Russia's decision to create a naval base in Tartus, which he said will help the Russian Navy expand its clout in the ...
On October 10, citing unnamed Russian sources, the pro-Kremlin daily Izvestia reported that Moscow and Cairo are in secret talks for Russia to reclaim a Soviet-era air base at Sidi-Barrani by 2019 -- a move that would give the Russian military a ...
The carrier will be escorted by the battle cruiser Peter the Great, the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, and five other vessels of Russia's Northern Fleet. They will "ensure a naval presence in operationally significant areas of the world's oceans ...
Richard told Scout Warrior that the impetus for the navy effort, called "acoustic superiority," is specifically grounded in the emerging reality that the U.S.
What does Russia want in Syria? 5 reasons Putin backs Assad. Consisting of a single pier, the base has acted primarily as a repair yard and supply station for Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions, and is described by Russian state media ...
Two Russian corvettes, which are travelling north towards the UK from the direction of Portugal, are also set to be watched by the navy. The Northern Fleet passed the Norwegian city of Bergen on Wednesday and will sail through the English Channel, past ...
Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have agreed a humanitarian truce in Aleppo but Cabinet minister Priti Patel said the temporary truce was "woefully inadequate".
The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that the group of Russian vessels - which includes the Admiral Kuznetsov, a Russian aircraft carrier and flagship of the Russian Navy, was escorted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond, as it passed to the east ...
India is already leasing a submarine of this class from Russia, the INS Chakra (formerly known as the Nerpa), which has been in the Indian navy since 2012. Although the specific submarine to be leased was not mentioned, Russian contacts report that it ...
Russia is preparing to ramp up its bombardment of civilian targets in the rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, and is dispatching the largest naval armada it has put to sea since the Cold War to help out. The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is on its ...
Photos taken by a surveillance plane on Monday revealed a Russian submarine, destroyer and aircraft carrier loaded with jets and helicopters was passing Norway's coast en route for the UK.
This will entail what one Russian newspaper has described as "the most powerful Russian naval task force to sail in Northern Europe since 2014" passing within about 10 nautical miles (11.5 miles) of the British coast, allegedly on its way to support ...
She said: "It is vital that we work together to continue to put pressure on Russia to stop these appalling atrocities, these sickening atrocities, in Syria.
The final nail in the coffin for the "Russia is hacking UGARIT" conspiracy theory comes from the simple knowledge that the Russian Navy maintains a forward operating base, providing basic refuelling and provisioning facilities, in the port of Tartus ...
The fleet, which constitutes an aircraft carrier and other warships, have reached close to the waters near Trondheim, Norway, and are expected to arrive at the U.K.
Royal navy warships are due to escort a Group of Eight Russian warships, including the country's only aircraft carrier, as they sail past the UK on their way to the Mediterranean.
Russia has a naval base in Arkhangelsk, east of Norway's northernmost point. A Norwegian newspaper, VG, quoted General Morten Haga Lunde, head of Norway's military intelligence service, as saying the eight ships involved "will probably play a role in ...
According to Alexei Nikolski, a columnist with the reputed Russian daily Vedomosti, "According to a source in the Russian defence industry, the long discussed lease to transfer a multipurpose Project 971 nuclear submarine to India from the Russian Navy ...
A Russian aircraft-carrier and other warships have reached waters near Trondheim in Norway and will soon head towards the UK.
In an interview with Sputnik, political analyst Andranik Migrayan of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations praised Russia's decision to create a naval base in Tartus, which he said will help the Russian Navy expand its clout in the ...
On October 10, citing unnamed Russian sources, the pro-Kremlin daily Izvestia reported that Moscow and Cairo are in secret talks for Russia to reclaim a Soviet-era air base at Sidi-Barrani by 2019 -- a move that would give the Russian military a ...
The Daily Star reported this week that a high-ranking former U.S. Navy official has claimed to have evidence that a Russian invasion of the United States is imminent and will begin in, of all places, the small village of Wasilla, Alaska. (For those who ...
The carrier will be escorted by the battle cruiser Peter the Great, the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk, and five other vessels of Russia's Northern Fleet. They will "ensure a naval presence in operationally significant areas of the world's oceans ...
Richard told Scout Warrior that the impetus for the navy effort, called "acoustic superiority," is specifically grounded in the emerging reality that the U.S.
What does Russia want in Syria? 5 reasons Putin backs Assad. Consisting of a single pier, the base has acted primarily as a repair yard and supply station for Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions, and is described by Russian state media ...
I believe that it would correspond with Russian interests to restore the bases in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa that were closed," as quoted by TASS.
The joint naval drill benefits both China and Russia strategically. For China, the naval drill can signify Russian support for China in the South China Sea. The Chinese Navy can also explore new waters and gain experience through the joint exercise.
Two warships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet are heading to the Mediterranean to reinforce Russia's presence in the region, the Anadolu Agency reported Russian media saying yesterday. Anadolu said that this came just one day after the announcement of ...
Russian defense ministry spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Konashenkov strongly warned the United States against striking Syrian government forces and issued a thinly-veiled threat to use Russian air defense ...
The joint naval drill benefits both China and Russia strategically. For China, the naval drill can signify Russian support for China in the South China Sea. The Chinese Navy can also explore new waters and gain experience through the joint exercise.
Director of the US-based Russia Maritime Studies Institute, Professor Michael Petersen, shared his opinion about which weapons the United States saw as most dangerous.
... the Mediterranean on Wednesday. Russian Navy representative Nikolay Voskresensky said: "It is planned that the Serpukhov and the Zeleny Dol will go to the Mediterranean as part of a planned rotation that will join up with the permanent naval task ...


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