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Indian Navy issues EoI for shortlisting Strategic Partners to build six submarines

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NEW DELHI (PTI): The Indian Navy has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for shortlisting potential strategic partners for the construction of six P-75 (I) submarines, a major initiative under the 'Make In India' costing nearly Rs 45,000 crore, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.

This is the second project being undertaken under the latest Strategic Partnership (SP) model, with the first being the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH).

This would provide a major boost to the indigenous design and construction capability of submarines in India, in addition to bringing in the latest submarine design and technologies as part of the project, the Navy said.

"As a major initiative towards 'Make in India', the Government immediately on taking over has issued the Expression of Interest(s) for shortlisting of potential Indian Strategic Partners (SPs) for the "Construction of six Conventional Submarines" for P-75(I) Project of the Indian Navy on June 20," it said.

The case was approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on January 31. The Expression of Interest (EoI) for shortlisting of Indian Strategic Partners has been uploaded on Ministry of Defence and Indian Navy websites.

The EoI for shortlisting of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will be issued in two weeks, the Navy said.

The SPs in collaboration with OEMs have been mandated to set up dedicated manufacturing lines for these submarines in India with an aim to make India the global hub for submarine design and production.

"All six submarines under this project will be built in India by the selected Indian Strategic Partner in collaboration with the selected OEM. In addition, the Indian Navy would have the option to manufacture six more submarines under the project," the Defence Ministry said.

The project would not only aid in boosting the core submarine and the ship building industry but would also greatly enhance manufacturing, industrial sector, especially the medium, small and micro enterprises, by development of an industrial eco-system for manufacture of associated spares, systems, equipment related to submarines.

The potential SPs are expected to respond to the EoI within two months.

"The Indian companies would be shortlisted based on their capability for integration of system of systems, expertise in shipbuilding domain and the financial strength. The OEMs would be shortlisted primarily based on their submarine design, meeting the Indian Navy's Qualitative Requirements and qualifying the Transfer of Technology and Indigenous Content (IC) criteria," the Defence Ministry said.

"This will be an important step towards meeting broader national objectives, encouraging self-reliance and aligning the defence sector with the 'Make in India' initiative of the government," it added.

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