RN Carriers: Finally, the Denial
The news seemed unbelievable, however tantalizing, that the UK would dare suggest selling off one of its two new 65,000 ton Queen Elizabeth class carriers to India. Thanks to another one of our ace readers, we have the the official British Ministry of Defense response to a story which originally appeared in the Guardian on Sunday:
‘Speculation’ of aircraft carrier sale to India
An article in The Guardian suggests that the MOD is considering selling one of the two future aircraft carriers to India to ease the strain on the Defence Budget. This is unfounded speculation. There has been no approach by the Indian Navy to the MOD about purchasing a future aircraft carrier.
Finally, after a 2 days of much speculation, we have the truth, or do we? Anyway, thanks again to Michael Ridgard for posting the link!
More-Apparently the Press isn’t reading these updates from the MoD, since they are still reporting the imaginary sale as practically a done deal!