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India inks $1 billion deal with Boeing for spy planes

The Boeing P-8I aircraft

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India has signed a billion-dollar deal with Boeing to buy four maritime surveillance planes, defence and aviation sources said on Wednesday (27), as it looks to counter China in the Indian Ocean. The deal for four P-8I aircraft follows India’s earlier purchase of eight of the planes from the American aerospace giant in 2009. “The deal has been signed. The delivery dates are being worked out,” a defence ministry source told reporters, adding that the deal was worth more than a billion dollars. India has already deployed its original eight long-range P-8I aircraft to track submarine movements in the Indian…

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