26 Apr : Government constantly reviews the security environment and accordingly decides induction of appropriate equipment including submarines for Navy. This is a continuous process undertaken for the modernisation of Armed Forces to keep them in a state of readiness to meet any eventuality. Acceptance of Necessity for the construction of additional submarines under Project – 75 (India) has been accorded. The proposal is being progressed. A programme for construction of six submarines is currently underway at M/s Mazagon Dock Limited. In addition, efforts are made to maintain fore-level by upgrading / modernising the existing assets. Government has not entered into agreement with foreign countries for procurement of submarines in the recent past.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri MI Shahavas and Shri Anand Prakash Paranjpe in Lok Sabha today.