India likely to buy more Mi-17 helicopters from Russia

India and Russia are most likely to ink a deal to procure 48 Mi-17V5 helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF), worth around US$ 1.1 billion.  Currently, the negotiations have been completed. Earlier, India has bought 151 helicopters, 80 in the year 2008 and then another 71 under three follow-on contracts. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had cleared the purchase of 48 of these military transport helicopters in September 2015.


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