To strengthen its underwater fleet, the Navy plans to build 24 submarines, including six nuclear attack submarines, a Parliamentary Panel Reported.
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The Navy presently has 15 conventional submarines and two nuclear submarines in its fleet. The Navy has two nuclear submarines INS Arihant and INS Chakra, with the latter being leased from Russia.
Indian Navy now planning to have Eighteen Conventional Submarines and Six Nuclear attack submarines (SSN) in its fleet.
The Indian Ocean Region, the area of operations of the Navy, has witnessed rising activities of the Chinese Navy. On its part, the Indian Navy has been revamping its infrastructure, including procuring new ships.
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