Is India About to Lease Russia's Best Nuclear Submarine Ever?
Is Russia considering leasing one of its most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines to India?
According to state-run Russian media outlet Sputnik, a high-level Indian delegation is expected to sign an agreement to lease a Project 885 Yasen-class SSGN to New Delhi in the near future. However, Russia currently only has oneYasen-class boat in service— K-560 Severodvinsk. Russia has started construction on five additional Project 885M submarines, but those boats are not expected to be completed anytime in the near future.