- Five Indian shipyards, have been shortlisted by a top government committee to compete for a Rs 64,000-crore project to build high-tech submarines for the navy.
- Six advanced submarines will be built under project P-75I.
- One of the costliest projects under the Make in India programme, it is expected to scale up the navy’s undersea warfare capabilities.
- The shipyards, identified after a seven-month rigorous process, will be invited to submit bids to build the submarines in partnership with foreign yards of their choice.
- The new submarines will have the capability to operate underwater for several weeks with air-independent propulsion systems, greater strike power against land targets and improved stealth features.