India continues to consider Russian equipment

23 April 2018

The head of the Indian Ministry of Defence’s acquisition division has travelled to Russia to discuss defence industrial co-operation between the two nations, a notable move following New Delhi’s 20 April confirmation that it has withdrawn from an 11-year collaborative fighter aircraft development programme.

Apurva Chandra, director general for acquisition at the Indian ministry of defence, visited the country to become familiar with the production facilities of Russian defence industry, Rosoboronexport announced, facilitating negotiations on potential military and technical projects.

Chandra visited the national centre for helicopters in Moscow and watched a flight demonstration of the Ka-226T rotorcraft that India has on order, followed by a visit to the Yantar shipbuilding plant in Kaliningrad.

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