Sea Platforms

India signs USD950 million deal for two Russian-built frigates

29 October 2018

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a USD950 million deal with Russia on 27 October for the supply of two Admiral Grigorovich (Project 11356M)-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy (IN).

Official sources told Jane's that the two frigates are to be built at Russia's Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad and delivered to the IN in 36 and 48 months.

However, no deal has been reached regarding plans for India's state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to build two similar platforms following a technology transfer as negotiations over price and technical details are still ongoing.

Industry sources said Russia has partially built two Project 11356M frigates - Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin - which it now plans to complete for the IN.

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