Correction. 3rd SSBN likely getting launched next year prolly delayed due to covid. The 2nd SSBN is already under sea trails.Lulz we operate SSN &SSBN ,second SSBN is getting launched within 5 months.
This is more like US Navy umbrella over Australia which India clearly doesn't need.
Chinese and their cheerleaders should have panic sweats ,this news just broke their Pacific ambitions.
Sometimes it seems like the Aussie government is firmly in the pocket of China due to high immigration of Chinese people, and Chinese wealth that has bought large swathes of real estate and assets. Same with Canada, selling the country to the highest bidder.And Australia is betting the US is going to win
Australia is now set to get its hands on at least eight nuclear-powered submarines which will likely cost less than the $7.5billion-per vessel that France was offering. While the exact design and costs of Australia's subs have yet to be revealed, US Virginia-class nuclear subs cost around $4.5bn each and UK Astute-class $2.6bn each.