BENGALURU—India is likely to order nine ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft this year, filling a navy search-and-rescue requirement and handing Japan the first aircraft export contract under Tokyo’s relaxed arms sales policy. ShinMaywa will probably choose a private local partner to help build the aircraft for the Indian navy, and perhaps make parts for export. Local content is the key issue to be settled before a contract, industry and government officials say. Deliveries should ...

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