More P-81s for India
Maritime surveillance aircraft join Indian Navy.
To check Chinese presence, India orders 4 spy planes for $1bn from Boeing: Report
India signed a contract on Wednesday to buy four maritime spy planes from Boeing Co for about $1 billion, defence and industry sources said, aiming to bolster the navy as it tries to check China’s presence in the Indian Ocean.
India has already deployed eight of the long-range P-8I aircraft to track submarine movements in the Indian Ocean and on Wednesday exercised an option for four more, two defence ministry officials and an industry source told Reuters.
To continue reading, please click here.