The Biden Administration on Friday notified the Congress of its willpower to promote six P-8I patrol plane to India for an estimated price of USD 2.42 billion.
The Protection Safety Cooperation Company delivered the required certification notifying the Congress of this attainable sale on Friday.
This proposed sale will assist the overseas coverage and nationwide safety of the US by serving to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship and enhance the safety of a serious defensive associate, which continues to be an necessary pressure for political stability, peace and financial progress within the Indo-Pacific and South Asia area, the notification mentioned.
The Indian Navy had procured eight P-8I plane from Boeing in January 2009 by way of direct industrial sale and contracted for a further 4 plane in July 2016.
The primary P-8I plane had been delivered to the Indian Navy in 2013, offering important capabilities to coalition maritime operations.
“This proposed sale of a further six P-8I plane will permit the Indian Navy to increase its maritime surveillance plane (MSA) functionality for the following 30 years. India may have no issue absorbing these plane into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this gear and assist is not going to alter the essential navy stability within the area,” mentioned the notification.