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Russia’s “Make in India” chopper offer

Russia has offered India to manufacture light-utility helicopters in line with the “Make in India” campaign and has offered its Kamov-226T helicopters. Understood the order could be for 384 helicopters, which could later be increased to 600 to replace the ailing Cheetah/Chetak fleet used by the Indian Army and Air Force. The size of deal expected to be around $3 billion and is intended for both Indian armed forces and export. For the chopper deal, public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or an Indian private firm could partner with a foreign firm for production of helicopters in India. Additionally a deal to build 12 nuclear reactors in India also signed with Russia's state-owned Rosatom.

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-russia-summit-wednesday-20-agreements-on-anvil/article1-1295301.aspx

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