built abroad, which was not accepted by theDAC.
Project 11356Russian Krivak IV Class Frigates
Currently being built at YantarShipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia.Delivery planned for 2012.Budget- USD 1,600 Million reported forthe contract signed in July, 2006.Progress is reported to be satisfactory despite
Russia’s past track record
not having been veryencouraging with the 3 Krivak class frigatesbuilt in 2004 all delivered post the deliverydate.
Project 71Air Defence Ship - ADS
Currently under construction at CochinShipyard (CSL), India.Delivery now planned for 2013 againstoriginally planned for 2010Budget- Anticipated to be close to USD1,700 million against USD 450 Millionwhen planned.This is the first of the 2 planned AircraftCarriers to be completely indigenous.
The carrier was initially delayed due to Russia’s
inability to supply the steel required for thebuilding. Subsequently design changesincluding those impacting the length of thecarrier caused further delays.It is now generally accepted that the deliverywill take place only in 2015
Project 28Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASW)
Currently 2 are being built at GARDENREACH Shipbuilders and Engineers(GRSE) Kolkata.Delivery originally planned for 2012now scheduled for 2014Budget originally estimated at USD 622Million, now revised toUSD 1,555 Million.These 4 Corvettes were planned to encouragethe participation of the Indian industry in navalship building programmes. However, this hasled to a delay of almost 24 months, with thefirst delivery now scheduled only in 2014, andthe project cost has revved up to a staggeringUSD 1,555 Million.
Project 75Scorpene Submarine
Currently being built at MAZAGAONDOCKS (MDL), India.Delivery originally planned for 2012,now slated for 2015Budget at USD 3,500 Million.A total of 6 submarines are to be built in thisprograme.These vessels are similar to the ones being
delivered to the Chilean’s and the Malysian’s,
however they are being built in India. Thescorpene programme has been plagued byaccusations of impropriety since the beginning.The latest news concerns crucial parts whichwere to be bought from Aramis (originalvendor), then priced at roughly USD 444Million; now being quoted at USD 1,044Million. Since these parts are crucial to theperformance of the submarine, there was no
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