NEW DELHI — India’s Defense Ministry has sent a letter of request to the U.S. government for 10 Boeing C-17 strategic airlifters, via the foreign military sales (FMS) process. Boeing’s Jan. 8 statement follows immediately after the United Arab Emirates announcement of plans to purchase six C-17 Globemaster IIIs. The U.S has been in discussions with the Indian government and Boeing recently completed a series of C-17 demonstration flights in India. In November 2009 the U.S. Air Force ...


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