Trump in India; Trade deal off, but chopper pact on the table

MH-60 Romeo Seahawk

New Delhi, Feb 20: The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared a 2.4 billion USD deal to purchase 24 American multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk anti submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy.

The Lockheed Martin built helicopters are being purchased under the Foreign Military Sales route. The US FMS programme is for its allies to acquire defence articles, services and training through government to government agreements.

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Indo-US trade deal only after elections in America

moditrumpNew Delhi, Feb 17: The India-US travel deal is likely to take place only after the elections in the United States. It was expected that the two countries would sign a trade deal during US President Donald Trump’s visit to India this month.

Washington has informed New Delhi that it would look to complete the negotiations after the US elections. This would mean that negotiations would resume in 2021.

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A trade deal on the cards: What to expect from Donald Trump’s India visit

donald-trumpNew Delhi, Feb 12: US President Donald Trump who will visit India on February 24 and 25 has hinted at a trade deal.

I am looking forward to going to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a friend of mine. He is a great gentleman, Trump told reporters at the Oval Office. On the possibility of signing a trade deal, Trump said that he will do it if we can make the right deal.

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