At the sidelines of the week-long Aero India 2023 show, Deputy Director of the Russia Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov shared details regarding its offer to the Indian Navy to “jointly develop” a non-nuclear attack submarine based on the former’s Amur-1650 with up to 80 percent localization production.

The proposal came after Russia said it would not participate in bidding for India’s ambitious Project-75I (India) or P-75i submarine project. In a report by Sputnik, Drozhzhov cited that despite not taking part in the tender, they are offering “Indian partners a variant of cooperation… including the joint designing and production of a national non-nuclear submarine under the 75 (I) program on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement.”

The Russian official continued: “Taking into account our experience of working with the Indian side on other naval projects, localization of production during the implementation of the program for the construction of Project-75 (I) submarines based on the Russian platform Amur-1650 can be increased to 70-80 percent.”