After the transaction price 99000 crore rupees c Dassault Aviation to equip the Indian Air Force Rafale fighters Indian government is studying the acquisition of the latest generation of submarines made in France.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the government is ready had spent 10 billion dollars (55,000 crore) to acquire new submarines for the Navy of the country.
Navy Commander Admiral DK India Joshi (DK Joshi) said that the Council for Defence Procurement Defense Ministry gave the nod to the purchase of six submarines project codenamed P-75I.
Joshi also said that in connection with this international tender will be announced very recently.
Joshi said that the new submarines will be larger than the Scorpene, and will be equipped airindependent power plant that will allow submarines to be more than 3 weeks without surfacing to recharge Accum. «Submarines are also armed with missiles to destroy ground targets», informed Tuesday the lower house of parliament Defence Minister AK Anthony (AK Antony)
Currently, six Scorpene class submarines are being built at the shipyard Mazagon Dock Ltd for technology transfer company DCNS project cost 4.3 billion dollars (Rs 23,562 crore) and under the name P-75.
Existing submarine fleet of the Indian Navy is quite moderate and consists of only 10 Russian-class submarines «Kilo» submarines built four German HDW and nuclear submarine Akula-2, the Russian Federation has paid for 1 billion dollars (5500 crore rupees).
As expected, in a new tender for the construction megasdelku on second line of submarines for the Indian Navy will participate French DCNS, German HDW, Russian «Rosoboronexport» and Spanish Navantia.
Of course, the government’s decision to purchase the next generation of submarines is focused on countering the threats emerging from China, which has as part of its fleet of more than 50 ordinary submarines, but almost two-thirds of them are obsolete.