India will get the first Russian-built Krivak class warship by 2023.
India's strength will increase, Russia's S-400 missile defense system may be available this year.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Chief Executive Officer Alexei Rakhmanov gave this assurance on Monday, India is also expected to get the Russian missile defense system S-400 by the end of this year.
Addressing the 'Army-2021' organized in Moscow, Rakhmanov said, 'Due to the Corona crisis, there were some obstacles in the construction of the Krivak class ship. This project is running behind for almost eight months. One of the two ships will be handed over to India by the middle of 2023.
The Russian official said Indian technicians would also be invited to contribute to the ship's construction at Yantar port. This will help in realizing the future plan of construction of two Krivak class warships at Goa Shipyard Limited.
Rakhmanov said, “We want Indian technicians to see the ship being built so that they can be well versed with its technology and technology. This will facilitate the construction of the ship at Goa Shipyard under the second phase. Indian technicians will be able to not only add parts but also finalize the technology.
Russia will start supplying the S-400 missile defense system to India by the end of 2021. Russian company 'Almaz-Ante' CEO Vyacheslav Zirkaln gave this information at 'Army-2021' held in Moscow on Monday. Zirkaln said construction of the S-400 is proceeding on schedule. By the end of the year, the supply of this missile defense system to India will be started. At present, Indian soldiers are being trained to operate the S-400. India in October 2018 signed a $5.43 billion deal with Russia for five S-400 missile defense systems.