Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
27-February-2015 15:58 IST
Submarine Construction Project

Six Scorpene Submarines are currently under construction under Project 75 at M/s Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai in collaboration with M/s DCNS, France.

At present the number of conventional diesel electric submarines in Indian Navy is less than the numbers envisaged as per Naval Perspective Plan, partly due to delays in indigenous construction of submarines.

No proposal has been received from the Government of Japan for construction of submarines. Defence Acquisition Council has constituted a Core Committee in December 2014 to identify suitable Indian shipyards for construction of submarines indigenously, is required to submit its report within three months.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Maheish Girri and others in Lok Sabha today.