Defence helicopter makers see big market in India

Bangalore: Helicopter makers Eurocopter and Sikorsky are looking at big opportunities in Indian defence.
The Indian government is planning to procure close to 400 helicopters that would be used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Order announcements and requests for proposals for these are expected this year.
The major ones among these are 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters (RSH), 56 naval utility helicopters, 16 shipborne light-medium helicopters, over 120 naval multi-role helicopters and 14 shore-based helicopters.
09/02/13 Anshul Dhamija & Sujit John/Times of India

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