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Govt starts process to procure 111 fighter jets, issues request for info

The planes have to be built in India as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to build a domestic industrial base

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

F/A-18 Super Hornet
A test pilot stands near a F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft on display ahead of the Aero India at Yelahanka air force station

issued a request for information to procure 111 fighter planes on Friday, the said in a notice, the first stage of an acquisition process for one of the world's biggest military orders in play at the moment.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Dassault are among the global manufacturers expected to compete for the order to equip India's with military jets.

The planes have to be built in as part of Narendra Modi's drive to build a domestic industrial base.

First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 16:16 IST
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