Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said a new line of production for single-engine fighter jets will be started in India under the Strategic Partnership model meubles design pas cher. Discussions on Strategic Partnership are in the final stage and will likely to be concluded by the end of January.
According to Industry experts, Parrikar’s announcement cuts down the competition to just two fighters - Lockheed Martin’s F-16 (Block 70) and Gripen E by Saab. Both Lockheed Martin and Saab have offered to move production lines to India and manufacture the aircraft in the country. Parrikar said few of the initial aircraft may come off the shelf but the “rest would be made in India increasing the Indian capability in aviation”.
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