INDIA TO GET SECOND NUCLEAR SUBMARINE FROM RUSSIA
After protracted negotiations, Russia has agreed to lease a second nuclear submarine to India in a deal which will cost around $2 billion. Sources on Wednesday said the deal was struck during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 15 on the sidelines of the BRICS meet in Goa. However, it was not part of the slew of announcements made after the talks. The Defence Ministry and the Navy did not offer any information on the subject since it was a strategic platform coming under direct purview of the Prime Minister's Office.