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India, Russia to break deadlock over Gorshkov aircraft carrier

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Pic: Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier

Indian Defence Secretary Vijay Singh is leading an delegation to Russia to inspect the Gorshkov aircraft carrier to break the deadlock over its delivery.

According to the contract signed in 2004 by Russia, the 45,000 tonne displacement carrier was to delivered by August 2008 as per a USD 1.5 billion contract. But in November Russia demanded USD 1.2 billion more for refitting and other works.