Moscow has offered to build six Project-75I diesel-electric submarines worth $6.6 billion (INR 450 billion) jointly with India and integrate the BrahMos missile systems into them in lieu of licensed production of the submersibles.
"We offered India to build a submarine on the basis of our Amur-1650 project ... We do not offer licensed production, we propose to jointly design the boat and jointly build the lead vessel,” Vladimir Drozhzhov, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Tuesday.
According to him, the Indian side will possess all the technological possibilities for the construction of the series after that.
"Naturally, such cooperation would involve the transfer of all technologies for its creation. Moreover, we offer the installation of the BrahMos missile system on this boat. This project can be successfully implemented in the interests of the two countries,” Drozhzhov stressed.
India announced a tender for the purchase of six Project-75I class diesel-electric submarines armed with land attack and anti-ship cruise missiles for $6.5 Billion. The procurement was approved by the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) in January 2019, although it’s been in the works since 2007.
All six submarines under this project will be built in India by the selected Indian Strategic Partner in collaboration with OEM selected by the government. In addition, Indian Navy should have the option to manufacture six more submarines under the project.
While Russia has offered its Project 636 and 1650 Amur-class vessels, other potential foreign partners for the contract include Naval Group (France), Kockums (Sweden), Rubin Design Bureau (Russia), Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Germany), Saab (Sweden) and Daewoo (Korea).