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India abandons promising military submarine project

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Indian media reports that India may abandon the project to develop Project 75I submarines and replace them with diesel-electric ones.

The Hindustan Times reported: “India may abandon the project to develop Project 75I submarines and replace these submarines with additional batches of Kalwari submarines developed from the French Scorpion diesel-electric submarines.”

According to the publication, “India has stopped the project to develop Project 75I submarines due to the very slow pace of the project, and by 2030, more advanced submarines powered by lithium-ion batteries that do not need special power plants on board may have appeared in the world, and experts can help stop the project. “India is developing new generations of nuclear submarines.”

The Indian Navy in 2005 signed contracts with Mazagon Dock Limited and the French company Naval Group to receive 6 new Kalvari-class submarines, with the first of them received in 2017, and the second entered service in 2019, and in 2021 received two more submarines, while the fifth submarine was received recently last year, and the sixth submarine will be acquired in 2023.

Each Calvari submarine has a length of about 67.5 m, a width of 6.2 m, a displacement of 1775 tons. It can carry a crew of 44 and move at a speed of 20 knots.

Source: Weapons of Russia

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