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Boeing's Make in India pitch for selling 110 jets to Indian Air Force

Says US govt's willingness to liberalise rules on transfer of technology gives it a leg-up

pratyush kumar, Boeing
Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India

A strong ‘Make in India’ theme will be behind US aircraft maker Boeing’s pitch for the Indian Air Force’s order for 110 fighter jets. The order, worth around Rs 800 billion, seeks commitment from vendors to supply sensitive technologies as well to carry out a bulk of manufacturing in India. For the current order, Boeing has tied up with Mahindra Defe­nce System and Hindu­stan Aero­na­utics Limited for producing F/A-18 Super Hornets. “The RFI (request for information) is much contemporary this time. It broadens the scope and ...