Russia wants to build P75I submarines, says India needs better vessels than Scorpene

Russia is eyeing building the next generation of conventional submarines for the Indian Navy, a mega contract worth about Rs 80,000 crore, with Moscow pitching in strongly for a joint design and production under a government-to-government agreement.

Russia is among the four countries that have responded to the Request for Information (RFI) with regard to the much-touted Project 75 India (P75I), which envisages the construction of six new conventional (diesel-electric) submarines with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) that will allow the vessels to stay underwater for a longer duration.

The others in the running are France, Germany and Sweden. Russia’s proposal will hinge on its pitch joint design of the submarine and that that “India needs better submarines than the French-made Scorpene Read More

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