The government has cleared the indigenous construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear-powered submarines to bolster naval power.
Faced with a depleting fleet of submarines, India is expected to acquire on lease a nuclear submarine from Russia, a deal for which may be finalised during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit there starting on Sunday.
An American businessman has been charged with importing counterfeit semiconductors from China for sale in the US, some of which were intended to be used in military equipments like nuclear submarines.
The Russian defence ministry is planning to raise and scrap two sunken nuclear submarines.
Indian Navy is all set to operate five nuclear submarines by the end of this decade, including two leased from Russia and three built indigenously.
India is scheduled to induct two nuclear submarines in the near future which will include its indigenous INS Arihant and the Russian-leased Akula class INS Chakra.
Russian Navy will receive at least 8 Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarines in next decade.
Russia`s state-run civilian nuclear power corporation `Rosatom` will dismantle 191 out of 198 decommissioned nuclear submarines by 2010.
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