N-sub for Indian Navy goes on trial in Russian seas

MOSCOW: A Nerpa nuclear-powered submarine to be leased to the Indian Navy has begun sea trials.

The submarine, which went on sea trials on June 24, would be leased to the Indian Navy after its formal induction in to the Russian Pacific Fleet next year, Vedomosti daily reported on Saturday.

The Amursky Shipyard based in Komsomolsk-on-Amur just across the Chinese border launched the construction of Nerpa nuclear-power submarine (project 971, type Shchuka-B) in 1991.