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Contract to Deliver Russian Helicopters to India Expected in 'Coming Months'

© AP Photo / Ajit SolankiIndian Air Force's Mi- 17 V5 helicopters (File)
Indian Air Force's Mi- 17 V5 helicopters (File) - Sputnik International
State arms exporter Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General said that the contract on Russia's delivery of 48 Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters to India is expected to be signed in the coming months.

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BENGALURU (India) (Sputnik) The contract on Russia's delivery of 48 Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters to India is expected to be signed in the coming months, state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergey Goreslavsky said Wednesday.

"We very much hope that this contract will be signed in the coming months," Goreslavsky said at a press conference.

The deputy director explained that consultations between the sides are ongoing in New Delhi on clarifying points of an offset agreement, after which the contract would be ready for signing.

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