Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
|Taigei (29SS) class lead submarine JS Taigei (SS-513) arriving in Yokosuka Naval base for the first time on 06/04/2022. (File Photo by @JMSDF_SBF)|
In an attempt to forge strong military ties with India, Japanhas modified its export control laws and has agreed to clear Maritime Systems and Technology to India.
Japan has already cleared India‘s request for Unicorn stealth antennas for its next Generation warships and officials have said that the Ministry of Defence and the Indian Navy have requested Japan through diplomatic channels, to send its proposal for the procurement of six Next Generation conventional submarines that Indiaplans to procure under its Project-75I.
Both Soryu class and its successor Taigei class submarines meet the two critical technical requirements that the Indian Navy wants in its Next Generation submarine which includes a proven and tested Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system and Lithium-ion batteries.