India officially opens up on its undersea aspirations


  • Aspiration of Navy, which currently has 48 ships under construction on various shipyards, is to become a 200-ship Navy by 2027.
  • The only nuclear attack submarine of this kind being produced in Russia, currently is Yasen class.
  • Indian Navy is looking for a newly built, customised, submarine under the Chakra-III project and is in talks with Russia to lease a new N-attack submarine.
  • “The government has given approvals for six new SSNs ( nuclear attack submarines) earlier this year. We have started work but still are at the pen to paper stage,” said Vice Admiral P Murugesan.

Source: ET

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