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- Defense News Update; Indian Navy, Submarine for Indian Navy, Naval Utility Helicopters, Defense Ministry of India, India to Start Bidding Process by Oct to Procure 6 Submarines Costing Rs 55,000 Cr
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India currently has 15 conventional submarines and includes 2 nuclear submarines. (File photo)
- These submarines will be manufactured in India in partnership with Indian companies and foreign defense companies.
- The name of this mega project is P-75I and the request for proposal will be released in the month of October.
Six submarines will be built for the Navy at a cost of 55 thousand crores. The bidding process will be started from October. Government sources told the news agency that the move will strengthen the Indian Navy amidst increasing Chinese naval power.
According to sources, these submarines will be manufactured under the model in which state-of-the-art and large military products are to be made in India in partnership with domestic companies and foreign defense companies. The aim is to reduce dependence on foreign imports.
Ministry of Defense shortlisted names
According to the source, this mega project is named P-75I. Several different teams of the Navy and the Ministry of Defense will work to fulfill the requirements for the specification and request for proposal (RFP) for this project. RFP will be issued by October. The Ministry of Defense has already shortlisted two Indian shipyards and 5 foreign defense companies for the project. The deal will be one of the biggest projects in Make in India.
According to sources, Indian companies include L&T Group and Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL). Foreign companies include Germany's Thyssenkrupp Marine System, Spain's Navantia and France's Naval Group. Initially the Ministry of Defense will issue RFP to MDL and L&T. After this, these companies will have to choose their partner from the short listed 5 foreign companies.
Indian Navy's plan for strength and why this plan?
The Indian Navy plans to acquire 24 new submarines. It consists of 6 nuclear submarines. The Navy wants to acquire 57 fighter jets, 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) and 123 multi-role helicopters. All these will be given to the Navy under the Make in India Partnership. Initially the focus is on fighter aircraft, submarines, armored fighting vehicles, tanks and helicopters.
India currently has 15 conventional submarines and includes 2 nuclear submarines. China wants to increase its presence in the Indian Ocean and in view of this, the Navy is focusing on increasing its strength as soon as possible.
How many submarines near China?
According to the Global Naval Analyst, China currently has 50 submarines and 350 ships. In the next 8-10 years, the total number of submarines and ships of China will cross 500.
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