Genuine question. How leasing of ships/subs from other Navies works during war times? During 1971 war, Pakistan lost PNS Ghazi which was leased from USA. Does Pakistan have to pay full cost of the boat during such a scenario? India also leases subs from Russia.
Naval vessels is the last thing which can be procured (purchased or leased) in case of a war actually.
Our Akula deal is upfront only really costly, and has bank guarantees for Russia for any untoward case of incident. The operations are monitored under Russian expertise to ensure safety of crews and vessels.
Things depends on finances available. Otherwise they want a lot of things.Looks like P-75i will happen whether we like it or not. I also think the IN is personally vested with the indigenous AIP project. The external solution for the AIP vide project P-75i is some sort of a built in redundancy if the indigenous project fails. Much like MMRCA 2.0 .
Otherwise personally I am still optimistic that P75I will go down the drain , additional P75 with F21 and MdCN will be ordered and remaining resources poured in to accelerate SSN program. I can be optimistic, can't I ?