India lease submarine from Russia and name it the INS Chakra ll
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India leases Russian nuclear submarine

India has taken possession of a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia on a 10-year lease.

The vessel which has been named the INS Chakra ll will operate from the Visakhapatnam base in the Bay of Bengal.

India is also developing its own nuclear-powered submarine, which is expected to be ready by the end of the year.

Sanjoy Majumder reports from Vishakhapatnam

  • 04 Apr 2012