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Thursday, January 29, 2015

India asks Japan if it’s interested in Rs 50,000 crore submarine project

Soryu class SSKRussia, France, Germany and Spain, all better watch out. They may have to contend with Japan in the race to supply submarines to India.

In keeping with their expanding strategic partnership, the Modi government has asked the Shinzo Abe administration whether it would be interested in the over Rs 50,000 crore project to build six stealth submarines in India.

With Japan recently ending its decades old self-imposed arms export embargo, New Delhi has forwarded "a proposal" to Tokyo to "consider the possibility" of making its latest diesel-electric Soryu-class submarines in India, say sources.

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