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Commissioning Set For Leased Russian Nuclear Submarine

April 04 2012

India

The Indian navy is inducting a leased Russian nuclear-powered submarine into service, reports the Press Trust of India.

The Nerpa is being rechristened as the Chakra on Wednesday by Defense Minister A.K. Antony at a naval facility in Visakhapatnam.

To be leased for 10 years, the boat is expected to help India gain experience with the operation of nuclear-powered vessels, officials said.

When India signed the lease agreement in 2004, the Nerpa was supposed to be handed over...

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