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French Opt Out of India Project for Submarines

Published on May 04, 2022
Current Context: France's Naval Group has opted out of India's ambitious Project 75 I, following RFP norms.
French Opt Out of India Project for Submarines
  • The France Naval group is opposed to the AIP Technology, being demanded by India. AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) is a technology that allows submarines to stay underwater for a longer period of time.
  • Project P75 I was approved by the cabinet committee on security, in June 1999. It was planned to have indigenous production of 24 submarines by 2030. Two lines of production under P75 and P75I were commenced.
  • As of now, India has 16 conventional Diesel-electric submarines. However, with the induction of INS VELA and VAGASHEER, the total fleet would be 18.
  • 4 under shishumar class, 4 under kalvari, and 8 under kilo (SINDHU VEER) are presently there with the Indian Navy.


Q.1 How many submarines are to be constructed under P75 I?
a. 24
b. 30
c. 16
d. 18

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