Monday, April 26, 2010

US Congress notified on C-17 aircraft sale to India



The US plans to sell 10 Boeing C-17 transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at an estimated cost of 5.8 billion dollars and has notified its Congress for commencing negotiations. The notification by the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency on the sale was submitted to the US Congress on April 22, according to an official release here today. "This is an important step forward in the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process and is a necessary pre-requisite to negotiations on the deal," the release from the US embassy said. After hearing of the notification, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer said today, "The potential sale of C-17s strengthens the growing partnership between our two countries demonstrates our enduring commitment to sharing the world''s best technology with India...........................link

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