Parrikar visits US facility that will build India's Chinook choppers
American choppers joining IAF fleet traditionally dominated by Russia
Ajai Shukla |
Last Updated at September 2, 2016 19:42 IST
On Wednesday, wrapping up his three-day visit to the US, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flew from Washington to Philadelphia to visit Boeing’s rotorcraft facility, where India’s Chinook helicopters will be built, starting next year. Business Standard visited the Philadelphia unit ahead of that visit.
Parrikar was taken to a former locomotive manufacturing plant, which Boeing has transformed into a state-of-the-art Chinook production line. An empty section is draped with an Indian tricolour and a poster that read: “India – Restarting the Alt(ernate) Line in ...
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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 19:39 IST