05 Apr, 2019 1:09a.m.

📹 | MoD clears procurement of six new attack submarines

Indian Navy is set to get more lethal submarines soon! Under Project-75 India (I), six submarines would be acquired for Indian Navy. The project would cost Rs 50,000 crore. Indian Navy has stated it required submarines which are equipped with heavy-duty firepower. Indian Navy demanded that submarines should have the capability to carry as well as launch 18 heavyweight torpedoes in the sea. The maritime force also demanded that the vessels should have Anti-Ship cruise missiles (ASCM) and at least 12 Land Attack Cruise Missiles (LACM)

Indian Navy wanted to build six conventional diesel-electric submarines Under Project 75-India. This project is an advanced version of Project 75. Indian Navy stated that these conventional diesel-electric submarines would be 50 per cent bigger than the Scorpene class submarines which were being built at the Mumbai’s Mazagon Dockyards Limited. Under Project 75, Kalvari-class submarines were built for the Indian Navy.

The process has been initiated to acquire six lethal submarines. The tender process has begun and the Indian Navy has issued initial Expression of Interest (EOI) to foreign vendors who showed the willingness to be part of the multi-crore programme. Indian partners were also invited as the EOI has been forwarded to them seeking suggestions on the strategic partnership policy.

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