NEW DELHI: Germany is keen on a potential cooperation with India on submarine technology from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (tkMS), German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius, who is on a four-day visit to India, told reporters on June 6.
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany is a group and holding company of providers of naval vessels, surface ships and submarines.
Asked about the absence of big-ticket contributions of German defence consortiums in the Indian arsenal, Pistorius said, “Indeed, during my visit here in India this might be discussed. There will also be an exchange with industry. I’m looking forward to potential cooperation on key technology with regard to submarines from tkMS.”
Pistorius is on a four-day visit to New Delhi from June 5. He is also likely to meet a few defence start-ups during an event organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) in New Delhi.
Later in the week, he will travel to Mumbai where he is likely to visit Headquarters, Western Naval Command, and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.