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Russian submarine to reach Indian shores mid-March
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 2/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
Russian submarine to reach Indian shores mid-March

New Delhi :  India will become the world s sixth operator of a nuclear-powered submarine next month when Russia s K-152 Nerpa attack vessel reaches the country s shores ahead of its formal induction into the Indian Navy.

The submarine, christened INS Chakra, is expected to reach the Indian shores, with its home base as Visakhapatnam, anytime in March, according to navy officers here. The other global naval powers operating nuclear-powered submarines are the US, Russia, Britain, France and China.

The attack submarine was handed over to the Indian Navy by Russia at a ceremony in the Far Eastern Primorye territory on Jan 23. Codenamed Akula-II by NATO, the Project 971 Shchuka-B class vessel will be on a 10-year lease with the Indian Navy till 2022 under a contract worth over

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