外文标题：India, Russia to jointly build 200 military choppers
MOSCOW: In a move aimed at boosting India's defence sector, 200 helicopters will be manufactured in the country with Russian collaboration as part of intensification and diversification of their strategic ties.
The agreement, reached recently, is one of the several new defence projects on which the two countries are working on, including under the ambit of "Make in India" programme, Indian ambassador to Russia PS Raghavan told PTI here.
He underlined that the decades-old defence cooperation with Russia remains vibrant despite India purchasing military equipment from other countries, like the recent decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France.
"This (India-Russia ties) is a huge, broad based relationship, getting broader every day," he said.
"Recently, we have agreed to joint manufacture of helicopters in India ... Joint manufacture of 200 helicopters in India is big bang. If two countries decide to manufacture 200 helicopters in India with transfer of technology, and licence production, this is big bang," he said.
14 mins ago
This is a very good move. This will brig in much needed employment to our workforce
35 mins ago
Which helicopter is going to be produced? An old and obsolete design or a new one which will address the present needs and those of near future? No details have been given.
AP () 51 mins ago
I suppose "Make in India" means using outdated foreign technology to make things in India. I doubt this will encourage or enable India to develop its own technology. I dont think we can have much confidence in Indian scientists, many of whom have got into the field due to "quotas" and through examination scams.
Pushan () 54 mins ago
India should build the choppers independently.
1 hr ago
Why India should succumb to the cheap offers by Russia for their outdated Technology and suffer losses in the long run ?
5 hrs ago
modi is building military strength to peak's........ china and pak S**K's
6 hrs ago
All 200 will crash. Better buy from Pakistan. Free training to India and as additional, English will be taught as well.
Nick () 7 hrs ago
Russia is a real friend of India...And India did right by not accepting sanctions on russia...kudos
7 hrs ago
These 200 choppers will kill minimum of 400 Bl*ie pilots in testing and trials.
PAKI SURRENDER in DHAKA (DHAKA) replies to Kabootar Pakistani 4 hrs ago
1st. PAKI surrender was in 1971. 2nd. PAKI surrender was in KARGIL in 1999 and we still have PAKI POW's in INDIA from then. 3rd. Surrender coming up shortly.
7 hrs ago
Why can't India with such a large work force, design and manufacture its own hardwares
7 hrs ago
Soon India will be more recognized as military country rather than democratic county. Is it not ?