The Indian Air Forces have confirmed their intention to purchase 48 Russian Mi-17V-5 helicopters, press-secretary of the Indian Air Force Simranpal Singh Birdie said.
Earlier it was reported that the Indian Air Force offered to buy from Russia 48 more helicopters for $ 1.1 billion. According to the Economic Times newspaper, the Indian Air Force plans to order 48 Mi-17V-5s.
“The Indian Air Forces have really offered to buy an additional batch of 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters. However, the price and other financial aspects of the proposal cannot be disclosed,” – he said.