India’s red tape scuppers C-17 deal

Rory Jackson

A proposal by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to procure three new Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircraft has been approved by a Services Capital Acquisition Plan meeting. However, Boeing only has one of the aircraft left to sell, having ended production earlier this year after protracted discussions with the Indian government stalled. After first submitting a Letter of Request in early 2010, India signed a $4.1 billion order with Boeing in June 2011 for ten C-17s from Boeing in 2013 and 2014 with a...
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