Russia to sell three Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates to India after failing to acquire Ukrainian engines
Three Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356M) frigates originally intended for use by the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet will be sold to India, the Assistant Director to the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Vladimir Drozhov, stated, RIA Novosti reported.
The sale of the naval vessels was the result of an agreement signed in October 2016 after talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The agreement assumes that two frigates will be built in Russia and two on the shipyards in India.
Six such ships were planned to be built for the Black Sea Fleet by 2020. The Russian Navy …read more