India building six submarines

August 10th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Six submarines are being built at the Mazagon Docks to increase India’s submarine fleet, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.

“In addition, the existing anti-submarine capability is being augmented by induction of surface and air assets,” the minister said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha.

He was asked if Pakistan had signed a deal with China to acquire six advanced submarines equipped with crucial air independent propulsion systems.

“(The) government constantly reviews the security environment and accordingly decides about induction of appropriate defence equipment and platforms including submarines for the navy,” Antony said.

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