India's INS Vikrant Could Get Russian Weaponry

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India's INS Vikrant Could Get Russian Weaponry
INS Vikrant Aircraft Carrier Could Get Russian Weaponry

Russia could supply air defence systems and other equipment to India’s Vikrant-class aircraft carrier currently under construction, the head of Russian firm Rostec said. 

"Guidance systems, air defence systems, as well as various systems of airborne weaponry, including anti-aircraft, could be supplied on board the aircraft carrier. An aircraft carrier is a vast platform and we have something to offer to our partners," Viktor Kladov, head of the International Cooperation Department of Russia's state technology corporation Rostec, told Sputnik.

The first of the Vikrant-class aircraft carriers, the INS Vikramaditya, is Russian-built. 

The second vessel of the class, INS Vikrant, is set to become India's first indigenous carrier. However, according to Kladov, India still needs Russia's technical assistance in various aspects of the INS Vikrant project. 

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