Admiral Gorshkov

  • Defence secy Radha Krishna Mathur to visit Russia next week August 15, 2013

    Progress made in the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier project and issues over the pricing of the under-development fifth generation fighter aircraft project are expected to be discussed during Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur's visit to Moscow next week. The Defence Secretary is leading a high-level tri-services team comprising three-star rank officers...
  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to begin final acceptance trials July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The long-delayed aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will begin its final acceptance trials in Russia on Thursday as the Indian Navy prepares to induct the warship, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, by the end of 2013. The final acceptance trials of the Admiral Gorshkov, which are expected to last three months, are...
  • Russia to hand over INS Vikramaditya to India in November February 22, 2013

    Moscow: Russia will hand over the much-delayed INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier to India in November, giving the country's navy a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean region. The Vikramaditya aircraft carrier is to be handed over to the Indian Navy in November, 2013, head of the Russian Federal Service for...
  • Russia delays delivery of INS Vikramaditya by a year October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Russia delayed delivery of a trouble-plagued aircraft carrier for at least a year on Friday, a blow to India's efforts to quickly build up naval strength as increasingly assertive Asian rival China expands its maritime reach. Originally built as the Admiral Gorshkov in the Soviet Union, the $2.3 billion...
  • India to get aircraft carrier Gorshkov by the end of 2013 October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will be handed over towards the end of next year, Russia said on Wednesday as India conveyed its "serious concern" over the prolonged delay and asked it to adopt a "wartime approach" for ensuring its early delivery. The issue came up at a meeting...
  • Karwar base: Navy plans Rs 10000 cr worth expansion July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Navy is planning a major expansion of its strategic Karwar naval base in Karnataka where it will berth its Russian-origin aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov and carry out military aircraft operations. The Navy plans to deploy the Admiral Gorshkov, Scorpene submarines and a number of surface ships at the...
  • India to get Admiral Gorshkov: Antony May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India will get aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov and nuclear submarine INS Arihant next year providing a much needed boost to country's naval capabilities. Wrapping up a discussion on the performance of his Ministry in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said from 2013, the Navy...
  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th Indo-Russian...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to China over the presence of Chinese personnel in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and asserted that it was consistently strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector to meet any challenge. "We have conveyed our concerns to China, and at the same time we are consistently...
  • Probe into Navy officer's role in Gorshkov deal May 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The second part of the investigation into Indian Navy Officer Commodore Sukhjinder Singh's alleged links with a Russian woman is in its final stages and the Defence Ministry is likely to announce the decision by next week. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma said the enquiry was...
  • Indian Navy inducts Mig-29K fighters today February 19, 2010

    Panaji: In a quantum leap for its combat capabilities in the air, the India Navy on Friday inducted its first batch of four Russian-built MiG-29K fighters that will be deployed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed INS Vikramaditya, when it joins the fleet in 2012. "The induction of the MiG-29...
  • India, Russia conclude agreement on Gorshkov deal December 8, 2009

    Moscow: India and Russia have "successfully" concluded the agreement on the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, ending a long standoff over the key defence deal, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said. The issue, Rao said, came up during the summit level talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian...
  • India pays millions more for Russian warship June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: India has given an additional $102 million to Russia for the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov ahead of fresh negotiations before July end between the two countries on the final purchase price of the warship, a senior official said on Thursday. An Indian team was in Russia last week to...
  • India pays $1.6 bn for warship, Russian wants more April 21, 2009

    Moscow: Russia will ask India to pay far more that originally agreed for a refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier that is already a year overdue, the firm overhauling the ship said on Tuesday. India, a key buyer of Russian arms such as tanks and fighter jets, in 2004 signed a $1.6 billion...
  • Blackmail won't work, India may dump Gorshkov deal November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: "Pay up $2 billion more for the aircraft carrier Gorshkov, or else we call off the deal" - that was the Russian threat on Friday. But if the Russians had expected the Indians to whimper and comply, they were sadly mistaken. Former Indian Navy chief, admiral (Retd) Arun Prakash...
  • Russia threatens to call off Gorshkov deal November 15, 2008

    Moscow: There is more uncertainty over India's plan to acquire second-hand Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov. Russia has threatened to call off the deal if it is not paid $2 billion more than the contracted price. A Russian Defence Ministry official has told news agencies in Moscow that Admiral Gorshkov will be...
  • India set to review defence ties with Russia September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: India is set to review its defence ties with traditional partner Russia in New Delhi on Monday. A mega-deal for the purchase of an additional 29 Russian-made MiG-29Ks for the Indian Navy is on the cards. The Defence Ministers of India and Russia will jointly chair a meeting after...
  • India gives in to Russian demand on Gorshkov deal February 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India has given in to Russia's demand for a staggering price hike for the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov. India will now pay almost an additional $1 billion over the agreed price of $1.5 billion. In yet another blow, Russia has also told India that the aircraft carrier will...
  • Russia threatens to walk out of Gorshkov deal February 21, 2008

    New Delhi: An ongoing price dispute between New Delhi and Moscow is threatening to cost India the much-hyped Gorshkov deal. Reports quoting unnamed Russian defence sources say Moscow wants to cancel its disputed contract with India for refurbishing the Gorshkov aircraft carrier. The report says Russian Navy now wants the...
  • Antony snubs Navy Chief over ties with Russia December 8, 2007

    New Delhi: India's Defence Minister, A K Antony has over-ruled the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta saying that there is no need for a review of defence ties with Russia. Speaking in Pokhran, the Defence Minister said that there was also no need to review the supplies of...
  • Russia hikes aircraft price, India refuses to buy it December 8, 2007

    New Delhi: India will not give in to the Russian demand for a $1.2 billion price hike for the aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta has said in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Indicating a hardening of stance against the traditional arms supplier, Mehta said India will...
  • No delay in Admiral Gorshkov, says Navy June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Denying media reports that the delivery of aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov would be delayed till 2010, the Indian Navy on Tuesday said work was going on as per schedule. “I do not know where this particular report came from. The work is only three to four months behind schedule...