December 8, 2023

Project 75 India

Why in News ?

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)has approved the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction of six conventional submarines under Project-75I (India).

About the Project:

  • This project envisages indigenous construction of submarines equipped with the state-of-the-art Air Independent Propulsion systemat an estimated cost of  43,000 crore.
  • Project 75 (I),approved in 2007, is part of the Indian Navy’s 30 year Plan for indigenous submarine construction.
  • It will be the first under the strategic partnership modelwhich was promulgated in 2017 to boost indigenous defence manufacturing.
    • The strategic partnership modelallows domestic defence manufacturers to join hands with leading foreign defence majors to produce high-end military platforms to reduce import dependence.
    • Acquisitions under the Strategic Partnership model refer to participation of private Indian firms along with foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in ‘Make in India’in defence.
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