New York: The Defence Ministry on Monday confirmed the signing of contract for the purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from Boeing here.
“Contracts for purchase of 15 #Chinook and 22 #Apache Helicopters signed,” Ministry of Defence official spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted.
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a 2.5 billion dollar deal for the purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers.
The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) after a Cabinet meeting here.
The new 22 Apache attack and 15 heavy lift Chinook helicopters are meant to replace the military’s ageing Soviet-origin choppers.
The deal is the first big military contract for the United States since Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in May 2014.