Fighter and engine talks spotlight India’s multifaceted defense industrial policy
The Indian government’s commitment to buy 250-300 Russian T-50 fighters and its decision to acquire General Electric F414 engines for its Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) underscore its long-term plan to maintain a range of international partnerships. Russia and India have been in talks about cooperative development and production of the T-50—also known as PAK FA—for some time, with Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony now saying there are no more roadblocks to a deal going forward. ...
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