The Indian government shortlisted in January 2020 two Indian shipyards and five foreign defense companies for the P-75I project which calls for the local construction of six conventional submarines.
For P-75I, Naval Group is proposing a designed based on the successful Scorpene-class and the next generation Barracuda family of submarines. Naval Group has extensive experience with “Make in India” through their cooperation with local shipyard Mazagaon Docks Ltd (MDL) in the construction of the Kalvari-class submarine for the Indian Navy (P-75 project which preceded P-75I).
For P-75I project, the two local shipyards that were shortlisted are the privately owned L&T group and state-owned MDL. The five foreign defense companies are:
- Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering DSME (South Korea)
- Navantia (Spain)
- Naval Group (France)
- Rubin Design Bureau (Russia)
- ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems TKMS (Germany)