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DTN News: Aerospace/Defense Headlines - News Dated August 14, 2010
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DTN News: India Sanctioned Additional $1 Billion For Scorpene Class Submarines To Cover Cost Increase

DTN News: India Sanctioned Additional $1 Billion For Scorpene Class Submarines To Cover Cost Increase Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources including Wikipedia
(NSI News Source Info) NEW DELHI, India - August 14, 2010: The Indian government has sanctioned a price increase of $1 billion in the cost of the six Scorpene class submarines it has on order. The cost increase is the result of initial teething problems, absorption of technology, and augmentation of infrastructure and procurement materials in the Mazagon Dock Ltd. The last of the six submarines will now be delivered in the second half of 2018.
India's Defence Acquisitions Council approves $11bn for six new submarines, which is to provide the Navy with six next generation diesel-electric submarines. For this purpose, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister A K Antony, recently approved the allocation of Rs 50,000 crore, equalling $11 billion.
While according to the DAC, three of the six submarines will be constructed at the Mazagon Docks (MDL) in Mumbai and one at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) in Visakhapatnam, the Times of India reported yesterday that the two remaining submarines will either be imported or constructed at a private shipyard in India.
All work is to be assisted by a foreign collaborator. While no specific timeline for the programme has been revealed, the programme will be subject to a certain time pressure, as it is estimated that in 2015 the Navy will only be able to operate half of its current fleet of 15 ageing diesel-electric submarines. An Indian official told the Times of India that he hopes the navy will receive its first submarine under P-75I in six to seven years.
In light of an almost three-year delay and increasing costs in the ongoing Project-75 for six French Scorpene-class submarines to be constructed at the MDL shipyard, it remains to be seen if this is an ambitious schedule.
The next step will be to issue a RfP (request for proposal) in order to select a foreign partner. Major international export agencies and naval shipyards, probably including Rosoboronexport (Russia), DCNS/Amaris (France), HDW (Germany) and Navantia (Spain), are likely to spring into action as soon as the framework for P-75I is known.
India’s next-generation conventionally powered submarines are planned to feature improved stealthy and land-attack capabilities. This will include the integration of an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, allowing submarines to remain submerged for very long periods. Conventional submarines without an AIP system have to surface regularly in order to refresh the oxygen in the submarine and to recharge their batteries.
In parallel to sustaining an adequate fleet of conventionally powered submarines, India is continuing its efforts to introduce its first nuclear-powered submarine. The Russian-built Akula-II class attack submarine, dubbed K-152 Nerpa, will be leased for ten years beginning in October and the indigenously developed and constructed INS Arihant is scheduled to enter service by early 2012.

List of submarines of the Indian Navy

From Wikipedia(View original Wikipedia Article)Last modified on 31 January 2010 at 08:35

Details of the Submarines of the Indian Navy.

Table of Contents
1Current Fleet
2Decomissioned Submarines
3See also
5External links

Current Fleet


ClassNamePennant No.Commission DateStatus
Foxtrot classINS VelaS40August 31, 1973To decommission 2010[1]
INS VagliS42August 10, 1974To decommission 2011[2]
Shishumar (Type 209) ClassINS ShishumarS44September 22, 1986Refit complete, at Sea
INS ShankushS45November 20, 1986Under Refit at Mazgoan Docks
INS ShalkiS46February 7, 1992Under Refit at Mazgoan Docks
INS ShankulS47May 28, 1994Refit Complete, in Sea
Sindhughosh (Kilo) ClassINS SindhughoshS55April 30, 1986Refit completed , in Sea
INS SindhudhvajS56June 12, 1987
INS SindhurajS57October 20, 1987Refit completed, in Sea
INS SindhuvirS58August 26, 1988Refit completed, in Sea
INS SindhuratnaS59December 22, 1988Refit completed, in Sea
INS SindhukesariS60February 16, 1989Refit completed, in Sea
INS SindhukirtiS61January 4, 1990Undergoing Refit
INS SindhuvijayS62March 18, 1991Refit completed, in Sea
INS SindhurakshakS63December 24, 1997
INS SindhushastraS65July 19, 2000
Akula (II) ClassK-152 Nerpa/INS Chakra2010Sea trials
INS ??2011
Arihant class nuclear submarine Arihant ClassINS ArihantS732012Launched on 26 July 2009[3]
ATV-22011Being built by the Ship Building Center, Vishakhapatnam
ATV-32012Under construction
Scorpene Class (Project 75)Scorpene-12012Under construction
Project 75BP75B-12015Request for information have recently been issued to the French DCNS, Spanish Navantia, Russian Rubin and German HDW.[4]

Decomissioned Submarines

  • Foxtrot class
    • Kalvari S23 (8 December 1967) - decommissioned on 31 May 1996
    • Khanderi S22 (6 December 1968) - decommissioned on 18 October 1989
    • Karanj S21 (4 September 1969) - decommissioned on 1 August 2003
    • Kursura S20 (18 December 1969) - decommissioned on 27 September 2001
    • Vagir S41 (3 November 1973) - decommissioned on 7 June 2001
    • Vagsheer S43 (26 December 1974) - decommissioned on 30 April 1997

Nuclear Powered Submarines

Submarine tender

  • Ugra class
    • Amba A54 (28 December 1968) - decommissioned on 16 July 2006

See also