India may lease second nuclear submarine, purchase S-400 - Russian envoy

Kadakin said India-Russia defence relationship has been on a constant rise over the years.

India, Russia are negotiating buying S-400 air defence missiles, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin told The Pioneer. Besides, India may take on lease another nuclear submarine from Russia, he said.

This is the first time there has been an official confirmation about lease of second nuke submarine.

According to envoy, some more MiG 29K fighters for INS Vikramaditya may be purchased.

Kadakin said India-Russia defence relationship has been on a constant rise over the years. It is independent of their relations with other countries, and it remains on a stable and strong footing.

“We do not feel jealous when India acquires military hardware from other countries for its strategic needs. India is a superpower in the making and we have worked always with India in military, industry and scientific areas to see it as strong as it is today,” Kadakin was quoted as saying.

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