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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Russia Agrees to Service India's Soviet-Built Aircraft Carrier

INS Vikramaditya (R33)Russia's largest military shipyard, Sevmash, has agreed to continue providing technical assistance for the Indian navy's Soviet-built aircraft carrier, the shipyard said in a statement Wednesday.

The aircraft carrier's one-year manufacturer's warranty expired last year.

The INS Vikramaditya carrier is India’s biggest ship, and with little domestic experience servicing such a large vessel, India is looking to secure a long-term warranty from Russia. India has proposed a 40-year contract, Sevmash said in the statement.

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