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India clears purchase of 6 Boeing helicopters in Rs 4,200 cr deal

The order follows India's purchase of 22 Apache and Chinook helicopters from Boeing in 2015

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India on Thursday cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co Apache helicopters in a deal worth close to Rs 4,200 crore ($654.6 million), a defence ministry official said. The order follows India's purchase of 22 Apache and Chinook helicopters from Boeing in 2015. Thursday's deal, approved by the government's Defence Acquisition Council, includes the helicopters and associated equipment, spares, training, weapons and ammunition. The Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by the defence minister, also cleared an order for gas turbine engines - worth an estimated Rs ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 08:25 IST
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