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India seeks time extension from US for Helicopter Deals

 India has requested United States for extension of the agreed price in a $3.1 Billion deal to buy 22 Attack and 15 Heavy-Lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force. India seeks to purchase 22 Apache helicopters with option of purchasing 11 more for about $2 billion; the Chinook deal is for 15 helicopters with the option of buying six more for $1.1 billion, both manufactured by Boeing. Both Apache and Chinooks were selected in a competitive bid over the Russian Mi-28N Night Hunter and the Mi-26 Halo heavy lift helicopter in 2012. While, the US response is still awaited, the acquisition is expected to be taken up by the Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) next week.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-seeks-time-extension-on-3-1bn-us-copter-deal/article1-1384648.aspx

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