From your article. So the description in it isn't official. It's the opinions of some nameless experts. Maybe they're knowledgeable people with inside information that know exactly what they're talking about. Or maybe they're just talking out of their ass. We're right back where we started. Either they will be aircraft carrying cruisers or they won't be.По мнению опрошенных "Известиями" экспертов,
This is not good news, especially for India- if that's were that sub was going to be! I hope it's not more than that- otherwise they better have a substitute!"Сегодня, 8 ноября, на одной из атомных подводных лодок Тихоокеанского флота при проведении ходовых испытаний [duting sea trilas] в результате несанкционированного срабатывания системы пожаротушения [as a result of spontaneous firefighting system went off] погибли более 20 человек. Среди погибших рабочие судостроительного предприятия и военнослужащие", [20 killed- sailors and shipyard personnel]..
В конце октября представители Амурского судостроительного завода сообщали, что в Приморье начались ходовые испытания атомной подводной лодки "Нерпа" (проект 971 "Щука-Б", по классификации НАТО "Akula") [At the end of October the Amur shipyard has announced sea trials of Nerpa, project 971, "Akula"] .
I think ur living in past. Militar-technical cooperation is not important part for Russian economy and certianly not on rock bottom prices. Those days are permanently over. It is permanent Capitalist state with very mercantilist interestsIt can and already has damaged Russo-Indian military cooperation. None the less it can very well be expected that India will be willing to (eventually) pay the price hike simply because they have already ordered the fighters for it, and ultimately need the carrier, as it figures prominently in their future plans. I suspect that an intermediate sum of money will be found, with the deal ending up partially subsidized by our government for political reasons.