The Indian Armed Forces intends to negotiate with the government on authorized diesel-powered submarines on top of the Strategic Force Command (SFC), which is well-known to the public on Wednesday.
The new navy, promoted by a cabinet mandate of 42 members of the Indian Air Force, will seek the approval of 6 nuclear submarines and 18 diesel-powered ships, a South Block official said. Diesel subsidy approvals may include those with an independent airborne system, or AIP, which ensures that the submarine can remain underground longer and quieter than a nuclear-powered submarine.
The proposed move comes as naval forces finalize plans to seek approval from the Defense Acquisition Committee to build submarine submarines, or SSNs, as part of the defense force’s continued expansion of military capabilities to counter Chinese military expansion in the Indian Ocean region and beyond.
India currently has only one Akula class SSN chartered from Russia, the nuclear-powered assault rifle Akula-II INS Chakra, and 15 diesel-powered submarines including submarines in the Scorpene INS Calvary. With the launch of three Calvary submarines, the remaining three will be fitted with an AIP system which makes this submarine more dangerous than SSNs because its low radar signature reduces the chances of detection.
SSNs play a major role in rejecting the sea for the opponent and have the power to stay under the sea without appearing without replenishing food stocks and other tangible assets.
The Indian Strategic Forces Command, which is part of the Nuclear Command Authority and oversees the management of nuclear arsenals, has a $ 6,000-strong nuclear power (SSBN) INS Arihant. The next SSBN, INS Arighat, is expected to be released in 2022, the 75th year of Independence and will have K-15 and K-4 nuclear power missiles that will launch a mid-range ship. The K-15 is expected to have a distance of up to 1,500 km and the K-4 is likely to have a maximum distance of 3,500 km.
Both arrows are still being developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization, or DRDO.
DRDO also has long-term plans to build and test the K5 arrow, which will be 5,000 kilometers long, the same distance as the Agni-5 face-to-face arrow.
The SSBN is the most powerful nuclear triad because of its survival capabilities and forms the backbone of India’s second strike because of its first non-use (NFU) policy as outlined in the draft nuclear doctrine.
India’s strategic partner in France is determined to work together to design and develop SSNs with India, a key partnership when Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Paris for a bilateral summit with President Emmanuel Macron after the conclusion of the India-EU summit in Lisbon on May 8. French SSNs are based in Toulon and southern France. and its submarine towed at the port of Brest in northwestern France.
The Indian national security center is already in contact with its French counterparts to ensure that the Indian Navy builds sufficient Indo-Pacific blockade in the face of the rapidly growing PLA Navy. The Indian Army expects the PLA Army to start sending striking military strikers to the Indian Ocean by 2023.