30 Jan '15, 10am

#India asks Japan to offer Soryu subs for Project 75I requirement

#India asks Japan to offer Soryu subs for Project 75I requirement

India has invited Japan to compete in the Indian Navy's (IN's) long-delayed INR500 billion (USD8.1 billion) Project 75I (India) requirement for six diesel-electric submarines with land attack and air independent propulsion (AIP) capabilities. Official sources said India had recently forwarded a proposal to Tokyo asking it to consider participating in the Project 75I tender with its 4,200-tonne Soryu-class submarine. The Soryu class is currently under evaluation by the Royal Australian Navy as a replacement for its six Collins-class boats. India's offer to Japan to join Project 75I is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort at forging closer strategic and defence ties with Tokyo and formulating a wider maritime quadrilateral grouping that would include Australia and the United States. India is also in advanced negotiations with Japan to acquire 12 ShinMaywa US-2i amph...

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