India Panel Clears $2.5B Helo Deal With Boeing

NEW DELHI — After three years of waiting, India’s Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and which is responsible for the purchase of weapons and equipment, has cleared a $2.5 billion deal to buy 22 Apache AH-64 Block III attack helicopters and 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters from Boeing.CCS approval, granted at a meeting Tuesday, means formalities have been cleared and the deal could be inked in the next two months, said a Defence Ministry official.

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For decades, India either bought British equipment, Russian, or strived to build indigenously. In the last decade or so, that really has shifted, and India has become a major market for US defense contractors.