Transfer of Indias nuclear submarine Nerpa accomplished

Transfer of India's nuclear submarine "Nerpa" was held

Russian and Indian sides signed a statement of transfer the K-152 "Seal"(Project 971U" Pike-B ") in the lease. Dec. 30 signing ceremony was held in the main headquarters of the Russian Navy, reports ITAR-TASS.

"All inspections and tests of functioning" Nerpa "in the sea completed successfully. Indian crew after the New Year will begin her master and settle, "- said the representative of the Russian Navy and the interview. submarine to India will go to the 20 days of January and will be assigned to the base of Visakhapatnam Indian Navy. Submarine in the Indian Navy will wear the title of "Chakra".

"Seal"Will not be the only nuclear-powered submarine, were armed with the Indian Navy. Understood that this submarine will train future crew of his submarine 'Arihant', which was launched on a 2009 Currently Indian Submarine undergoing sea tests. The Indian side "Nerpa" leased for 10 years. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

At first submarine was planned to transfer to India in 2010, but the timing of the transfer postponed a couple of times.

K-152 "Seal"Submarine is the third generation. Displacement of the vessel — 12,770 tons, the highest depth — 600 m, speed — 30 knots. APL"Seal"May have armament in the form of a missile-torpedo torpedoes and cruise missiles.

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