NEW DELHI: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the cabinet committee on security (CCS) on Tuesday cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing.
"The deal for Apache and Chinook (helicopters) has been cleared," government sources said.
Many in the defence sector had expected the deal, valued to be over USD 2.5 billion and pending since 2013 following finalisation of cost negotiations, to be signed during the visit of US defence secretary Ashton Carter in June this year.
Had it been UPA, the order might have gone to Italy and commissions to madam to ensure huge fund for rallies.
Great Work.... Modi is developing india...
Don't say something without knowing the facts. The decision to buy Apache and Chinook was taken in 2013 by the Congress government.
Congress Govt never approved the proposal brought by Army to but Apache and Chinook. Finally Modi Govt cleared it...Thanks to Modi Govt...
They also took decison to remove proverty 60 years ago.. so if modi removes proverty then credit should go to sickula congi ??
Hahahaha..very good point and very well said indeed.
Congress made all their decisions in their sleep. Nothing was ever implemented.
K Presad Pandey
There is Make in India ?? Where are Dhruv. DRDA is sleeping. Modi is helpless and weak in this regard. Make in India is only drama. Shame for import lobby which more effective than Modi !!
Jai NaMo...greatest son of Hindustan
Nothing is here about development, we are just wasting our money just for the competition of weapons.
Exactly, our money rolls and they get employment
They are selling and we are buying because we dont have it. When we can make it we will stop buying it. As simple as that. Understand???
Our money their Armsof very good quality which we have not so far been able to replicate
Narendra Chandrasen Danny
well those Apache helicopters are real Deadly, careful pak
Boeing must look for manufacturing base in India for its commercial business.
THIS IS FOR THE GOVT TO NEGOTIATE.