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India confirms leasing of nuclear sub from Russia

NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - India on Tuesday confirmed that it was receiving a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia this year on a 10-year lease as part of New Delhi’s plans to complete nuclear capability encompassing land, air and sea.

“We will soon receive the submarine from Russia.” a senior navy officer, who wished to remain unnamed, said.

Earlier, Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian Defence Ministry official as saying that it will lease one of its newest nuclear-powered submarines to India in the second half of this year.

Reporting by Bappa Majumdar; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani

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