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No proposal to buy F-16 fighters for Indian Air Force: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 5, 2017: There is no proposal to buy F-16 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at the moment, the government said on Friday.

Updated:Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 02:26

No proposal to buy F-16 fighters for Indian Air Force: MinisterNew Delhi, Aug 5, 2017: There is no proposal to buy F-16 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at the moment, the government said on Friday.

This comes as Tata Group and American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin have signed a deal to jointly produce the F-16 fighter jets in India, which was signed during the Paris Air Show in June.

Under the deal, Lockheed will shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to India.

“There is no immediate proposal to procure F-16 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. Details of agreements entered into by Indian companies in this regard are not held by the government,” minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

“Any future procurement of fighter jets for the Indian Air Force would be undertaken under the extant procurement procedures,” the minister said.

Source: Hindustan Times

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