NEW DELHI — With the Indian government and AgustaWestland on the threshold of what could be lengthy litigation over the cancellation of a deal for 12 AW101 VVIP helicopters, the Indian air force (IAF) has decided to fast-track a back-up, with time running out for its shaky fleet of Soviet-era Mi-8 executive transport rotorcraft. India’s defense ministry has formally initiated paperwork and discussions that will potentially lead to a fresh competition. Until then, however, the air ...


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