SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Russia on the sidelines of Aero India 2023 had made an offer Jointly develop India’s specific Amur-1650, a Conventional-Diesel submarine under India’s ambitious Project-75I (India) for local manufacturing of the six next-generation submarines in the country has followed up with an offer to integrate it with submarine-launched long-range Kalibr land attack cruise missile (LACM) right before German were to send detail proposal on their offer to India.
According to sources familiar with the matter told idrw that, Russia has offered to jointly develop a 3000-ton displacement submarine with a Vertical Launch System (VLS), along with Indian-made communication systems and combat management systems (CMS), which includes the DRDO-developed Fuel Cell Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system.
Russia also has offered 70-80% Indigenous content in the submarine that was to be built locally in both Public and private sector-owned shipyards.
Meanwhile, Germany has offered to supply India with its U-214 submarine under a Government-to-Government (G2G) deal, and South Korea has also been attempting to make a direct G2G offer in case the Indian Navy decides to cancel the tender due to a lack of response to its tender. After France and Russia withdrew from the tender, Germany declined to send a proposal due to liability clauses, resulting in a single vendor situation with South Korea, which often leads to the cancellation of the tender.
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