India to Renegotiate Gorshkov Deal

India to Renegotiate Gorshkov Deal New Delhi: Facing flak over the controversial Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal, the government on Tuesday indicated that it will renegotiate the terms with Russia.
Minister of State Defence Pallam Raju said that India will once again hold talks on the terms of agreement including the price with Russia but maintained that India may have to go through the deal since it urgently needs aircraft carriers.
“India is going to sit down with Russia to re-negotiate Gorshkov deal. Cost of the carrier has shot up but since the Navy needs the 3 carriers we have to go through with the deal,” Raju was quoted as saying by a news channel.
gorshkov1Recently, stung by CAG criticism for escalating cost of second-hand aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov bought from Russia, the government had assured the Rajya Sabha that it would agree to a fresh price for the warship only after going through the audit report.

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