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Indian Ship Delivery Delayed

Arms exporter Rosoboronexport will put off delivery of a renovated $2.3 billion aircraft carrier to India by five months to fix defects in its construction, a state shipbuilder said, blaming some of the problems on NATO-supplied equipment.

Sources close to Rosoboronexport said earlier this week that problems with the boilers on the Vikramaditya were discovered during sea trials and would delay delivery of the vessel by six months to a year.

The head of a top shipbuilder confirmed Friday that boilers had malfunctioned.

"Besides that, there are a series of mechanisms that malfunctioned, including those delivered by countries of NATO," Interfax quoted Andrei Dyachkov, president of United Shipbuilding Corp.


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