US President Trump announces mega $3 billion defence deals with India

US President Trump announces mega $3 billion defence deals with India

US President Trump announces mega $3 billion defence deals with India: President Donald Trump announced while addressing the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad that the United States of America and India will seal multi-billion dollar defence deals in Delhi on 25 February 2020

"We will seal defence deals worth $3 billion on Tuesday," the US President said at the Namaste Trump event in Ahmedabad.

"As we continue to build our defence cooperation, the US looks forward to providing India with some of the best and most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made. We make the best and we are dealing now with India," US President Donald Trump said on Monday.

India and the US will sign two deals on 25 February in Delhi for 24 MH-60R helicopters for the Indian Navy and six AH-64E Apache helicopters for the Indian Army.

The deal to procure 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters by India from the US at a cost of USD 2.6 billion and another contract to acquire six AH-64E Apache helicopters for USD 800 million from the US will be a major highlight of the Donald Trump's visit to India.

The Romeo anti-submarine helicopters India is purchasing are likely to be equipped with Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedoes. They will have anti-surface warfare capabilities too, which means they will be capable of detecting surface threats and taking action against enemy ships. Besides carrying out offensive action, the Romeo anti-submarine helicopters are also capable of performing other maritime roles such as search and rescue, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacuation and surveillance.

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