NEW DELHI — India is expediting the purchase of 384 light helicopters to replace the current fleet of Cheetah and Chetak aircraft in the Indian army and air force. The Eurocopter AS 350 Fennec and Russian Kamov 226 Sergei are in the running for the requirement, a program expected to be worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2007, the defense ministry canceled a previous deal with Eurocopter for RSHs following allegations that bidders had failed to follow competition guidelines. A new ...


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