India & Russian signed a deal of Akula 2 class nuclear powered attack submarineA deal between India and Russia was signed on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Goa. India and Russia have signed an agreement to acquire a second Russian Akula-2 class nuclear-powered attack submarine for the Indian Navy. But, the deal was not publicly announced.
Vedomosti columnist – Alexei Nikolski wrote that “as per the source in the Russian defence industry, the long discussed lease to transfer a multipurpose Project 971 nuclear submarine to India from the Russian Navy was signed in Goa.”
India already operates a Russian Akula 2 nuclear powered attack submarine under lease from Russia since 2011. With the 10-year lease ending in 2021, the Indian Government wanted to close a deal for a second submarine of similar class.