India’s ambitious project worth its Rs 1.2 lakh crore to produce future nuclear-powered submarines is gaining momentum.
According to an ET report, top levels of the government are processing clearances for the detailed design phase.
“The plan to build six advanced attack submarines – to be nuclear powered but armed with conventional missiles and torpedoes – is being monitored closely and the first of the boats could roll out in a decade if things go as per plan,” it said.
Quoting sources, it said that the initial design phase for the new boats has progressed successfully and more resources will now be deployed to move to the more complex detailed design and construction – to be undertaken by the Directorate of Naval Design (Submarine Design Group) with assistance from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
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