ndia to sign $8 billion defence deal with US



India to sign $8 billion defence deal with US
NEW DEHLI, (SANA): U.S. companies are poised to sign defence deals of $8 billion with India, U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell has said on Friday at her first public speech since arriving in New Delhi this month.
Powell did not specify which companies she was talking about or when the deals would be signed, but embassy officials said she was referring to negotiations that include about a dozen Apache helicopters along with engines for Indian jets.
“We are poised to sign an additional $8 billion in direct commercial and foreign military sales,” Powell said. “As we share more common equipment, our bilateral defence ties will become stronger.”
India is the world’s largest arms importer and plans to spend close to about $100 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade its largely Soviet-era equipment.
U.S. companies including Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co are some of the contractors looking to grab a share of India’s planned military spending.
Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. is offering engines for the Indian Airforce’s Jaguar fighter aircraft.
Powell said improving bilateral trade and investment was her main objective as ambassador, mentioning U.S. concerns about tariff and non-tariff barriers and a new retroactive tax law as obstacles in the relationship.

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  1. 8$billion on defence deals to upgrade Jaguar fighter aircraft is sheer waste of tax payers money.
    buying of apache choppers will be a better option for the armed force.
    we indians shud get the right type of military hardware rather than just pacifying the americans in defence purchase.
    8$billion shud"nt become a SCAM??

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Friday, April 27, 2012

ndia to sign $8 billion defence deal with US


India to sign $8 billion defence deal with US
NEW DEHLI, (SANA): U.S. companies are poised to sign defence deals of $8 billion with India, U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell has said on Friday at her first public speech since arriving in New Delhi this month.
Powell did not specify which companies she was talking about or when the deals would be signed, but embassy officials said she was referring to negotiations that include about a dozen Apache helicopters along with engines for Indian jets.
“We are poised to sign an additional $8 billion in direct commercial and foreign military sales,” Powell said. “As we share more common equipment, our bilateral defence ties will become stronger.”
India is the world’s largest arms importer and plans to spend close to about $100 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade its largely Soviet-era equipment.
U.S. companies including Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co are some of the contractors looking to grab a share of India’s planned military spending.
Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. is offering engines for the Indian Airforce’s Jaguar fighter aircraft.
Powell said improving bilateral trade and investment was her main objective as ambassador, mentioning U.S. concerns about tariff and non-tariff barriers and a new retroactive tax law as obstacles in the relationship.

1 comment:

  1. 8$billion on defence deals to upgrade Jaguar fighter aircraft is sheer waste of tax payers money.
    buying of apache choppers will be a better option for the armed force.
    we indians shud get the right type of military hardware rather than just pacifying the americans in defence purchase.
    8$billion shud"nt become a SCAM??

    ReplyDelete

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