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Indian Navy completes its P-8I fleet

28th February 2022 - 04:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


The Indian Navy has received its twelfth and final contracted P-8I aircraft from Boeing. (IN)

The Indian Navy is stepping up training on the P-8I maritime patrol aircraft following the arrival of the latest aircraft from Boeing.

The Indian Navy (IN) received its fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft under an option clause on 23 February, taking the total fleet to 12 aircraft under a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

In May 2021, US congressional approval was given for an additional six P-8Is, though a deal is yet to be signed. ‘Discussions are ongoing,’ said an Indian government source.

Former commodore Sujeet Samaddar, who retired as the IN’s Principal Director Naval Plans, said, ‘The P-8I is a useful asset for the military that can be used for a variety of applications across the spectrum, to include civil use to military

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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