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Confirmed: 'Made in India F16's announced before PM's U.S. visit'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Ahead of Prime Minister Modi's official visit to United States, military manufacturing giant Lockheed Martin has tied up with TATA to produce F16 fighter planes in

Lockheed Martin's F-16 and Saab's Gripen fighter plane from are regarded as the front-runners in getting a lucrative, multi-billion dollar contract for 200 to 250 jets for the

According to sources, the deal has been signed on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show.

In 2016, the Defence Ministry requested foreign manufacturers if they were willing to produce a single-engine combat plane in in collaboration with a local partner, as part of the government's drive to build a domestic industrial base and reduce

Prime Minister Modi will be on a two-day visit to the U.S. from June 25-26.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 17:49 IST