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Last chance to get tech: Navy says negotiating next 6 subs to take years

Project 75-I, worth an estimated Rs 50,000 crore, will be India's last overseas submarine procurement and hence the last chance to obtain the technology for building the next 12 submarines

Indian Submarine
Indian Submarine

One of the Navy’s most vital purchases — the contract for six new-generation submarines under what is dubbed Project 75-I — will take another two-to-three years in tendering, revealed the Navy’s warship acquisitions chief on Monday.   This is because the contract, worth an estimated Rs 50,000 crore, will be India’s last overseas submarine procurement and hence the last chance to obtain the technology for building the next 12 submarines, which the government insists must be fully indigenous.   “While interacting with original equipment ...