Cooperation with the Indian Navy
inDiA AnD ruSSiA Are countries that hold a specific place in the human civilization. India and Russia have entered the 21st century as matter-ofcourse strategic partners. In today’s multi-polar world india and russia possess economic, scientific, cultural, military and industrial resources for development of full-scale cooperation. In addition, the two countries draw on abundant experience of 70-year friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation without any essential contradictions and all the more conflicts.
One of the factors, that characterise actually established partnership bilateral relations, is a unique military-and-technical cooperation covering all spheres of development and supply of weapons and military equipment, including naval constituent.
It is remarkable that CDB ME ‘Rubin’ stood at the origins of such cooperation and made a sizeable contribution to the creation of the Indian Navy.
On the 1st of September 1965, the Soviet union and the republic of india signed the first agreement for the delivery of naval equipment – four Project I641 diesel-electric submarines, five Project 159E corvettes and five Project 368P motor boats. The agreement also envisaged rendering Soviet technical assistance for the
India received ten Project 877EKM diesel-electric submarines from Russia and Rubin will be involved in the second medium refits of Project 877EKM submarines both in Russia and in India