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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Thursday, cleared a ₹1,950-crore project for buying a full motion simulator from US firm Boeing to train aircrews for missions on the Indian Navy’s P-8I submarine hunter planes, a government spokesperson said. The P-8I ‘training solution’ contract includes 10-year comprehensive maintenance service. “It will help Indian Navy train and Continue reading

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India set to purchase  111 naval utility helicopters

NEWDELHI: India set to purchase  111 naval utility helicopters (NUHs) on Tuesday, with the defence ministry approving a ₹21,738-crore project to replace the Navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers.

The government’s defence acquisition council (DAC), headed by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has taken this decision at a time when the Navy is struggling to bridge capability gaps and a majority of its 140 war suppliers ships are operating without utility helicopters.

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