Russia set to offer submarines during Modi-Putin summit

  1. Indian Prime minister will be visiting Russia as the guest of honour at Eastern Economic Forum(EEF).The bilateral summit will also be held on the sidelines of the EEF.
  2. During the bilateral summit,Russia is likely to offer India its conventional submarines on the government-to-government route under the Indian Navy’s Project-75I.
  3. The Russian submarine will likely be based on the Amur 1650 conventional submarine modified to suit Indian requirements.
  4. The Project 75I-class submarine is a follow-on of the Project 75 Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy.
  5. Under this project,the Indian Navy intends to acquire six diesel-electric submarines which will feature advanced Air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range.