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Analysis: New Indian naval helicopters dashed again

26th June 2017 - 09:23 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai


An Indian Navy (IN) deal valued at over $1 billion for 16 Multirole Helicopters (MRH) was given a quiet burial after being scrapped by the MoD. Price negotiations with Sikorsky for the S-70B Seahawk collapsed earlier this month, ending a case that held much promise for the navy. 

Helicopters have long figured as a low priority for the IN and MoD. Sikorsky is thus the latest victim of the notorious ‘one step forward, two steps back’ tango that the MoD and those who do business with them have perfected over the years. 

Many years of painstaking progress has been lost,

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KP Sanjeev Kumar


KP Sanjeev Kumar

KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot,  who blogs at He has …

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