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On the heels of the deadlock over the pricing of Russian aircraft carrier Gorshkov, India has refused to take delivery of the latest submarine INS Sindhuvijay from Russia [Images], saying its cruise missile had not performed up to parameters.
The Navy refused to take delivery of the Sindhuvijay, which completed refit at a shipyard near St Petersburg [Images], after its missiles failed to find their targets in six consecutive test firings, the India Today reported.
And secondly, ALL klub missiles fired(it really doesnt matter who fires them) seem to have not performed acceptably.
As for the Gorshkov, well its down right shoddy..
The deal was made for a explicit amount and the timeline was set.
I heard that the dragon suites on the a/c were fixed and only then were the deliveries accepted?
There was no re-pricing issue as far as I knew. Could you source that?
I don't blame the Indians!!!
Not many people would buy a submarine from the russians, they are nothing more than poorly built under-funded death traps. I also suspect the performance didn't live up to the Indians expectations because the sub is a so called "monkey" model.