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India has signed a billion-dollar deal with Boeing to buy four P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

A defence ministry source told AFP:

“The deal has been signed. The delivery dates are being worked out. The navy will likely deploy them in the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal to counter Chinese influence in the seas.”

The Indian Navy inducted its first P-8I on 15 May 2013. The second and third P-8Is were received on the 16th and 22nd of November 2013 respectively.

The aircraft are based at INS Rajali, in Tamil Nadu. In 2014, several Indian Navy P-8Is conducted search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The fourth, fifth and sixth aircraft was delivered in May, September and November 2014 respectively.

The seventh and eight aircraft were delivered in February and November 2015 respectively. The Indian Navy inducted the first squadron in November 2015.

On the 28th of July this year, it was confirmed that India had ordered a further tranche of four P-8Is. These will be delivered by 2020 and will operate Boeing AGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and Raytheon Mk-54 All-Up-Round Lightweight Torpedoes.

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    • So China get rich from making shut copies

      India get rich from being annoying currently to on the phone that you can’t even understand

      The British are poor because we rescued the world from tyranny despite creating the industrial revolution and owning nearly a thirds of the world

      Fml !!!!

      And we still give money to countries in aid that are richer than us !!!!

    • Lokesh Meena how about instead of spending money on your military you spend money on housing your homeless people who live in mud huts .. how about investing in cleaning your water … your resources will run out just like china’s and you’ll never have the ingenuity of the West… what have India ever invented … call centers and curry

    • What is size of UK…. Smaller then desert in my state lol… We have way more Resource then west.. All that you have now is what you looted in colonial era….
      FYI we happened to have better rockets then UK… :3
      You sound like a illiterate to me lol… You shouldn’t talk about the facts you don’t know about….
      Just remember one word… KARMA… Time of west is over

    • Exactly look at the size of the UK and see what we achieved … India where wearing towels for trousers when britians was taking over the world ..aerial taught you animals how to behave and gave you democracy … britians is now free from the European union and we will rise again

      • Motherfucker…..india was a gr8 civilisation wen britain was in stone age……u looted everything from India.. …v wer 30 pc of world gdp once….u created poverty here….asshole remember tat britain was the most invaded country ever….rem the Vikings romans Greeks Germanic tribes n french….they all fucked u bitches for centuries so keep ur asshole shut….

      • ..india was a gr8 civilisation wen britain was in stone age……u looted everything from India.. …v wer 30 pc of world gdp once….u created poverty here….u pricks ……remember tat britain was the most invaded country ever….rem the Vikings romans Greeks Germanic tribes n french….they all fucked u xxxxx for centuries so keep ur xxxx shut….

    • Lol you put rockets in space and yet your babies are dying of starvation

      India is full of militaristic are whiles with a chip on your shoulder because we used to treat you like slaves and you knelt down and took it

    • like UK don’t have poors?… It’s just proportionate….. You don’t have one billion people…larger workforce in a way… Which needs a momentum that now we have… Which growth in GDP other things will follow…

      The thing about slaves…..no matter we fought for freedom and took it.. And here we are today…
      Rise of China was just a start… List of those who hate west is long

    • Wow, you are ignorant AF, we had guns since 16th century. You brits, won through sheer business and Diplomacy. I don’t think you know but here in India we refer to you guys in our textbooks as the ones who destroyed our culture, with your “superior” western culture. Face it, you guys were never seen as saviors or heroes, and you never will.

    • We won by intelligence and superiority… we gave you the blue prints on how to be civilised and you repay your success by becoming more militaristic than the British ever were in comparison to looking after your own people … you have children in India with no food and flies buzzing get around during their heads and yet it’s more important for you to buy a Russian aircraft carrier that was built in the cold war lol…. even your rocker designs are all based on Russian tech ..Britain will always be the grandfather nation who teaches others how to be a real world leader .. our economy is currently the fastest farrowing in the g7 and we will become great again not that we are free from the European union … as soon as we kick all the Muslims out of our courses try the better

    • India is not a super power – fact. Of course it’s full appropriate that as a significant regional power with a massive sea area and coast it should have a suitably sized LRMPA force of P8s to protect itself. Shall we move on

  1. India has HOW MANY P8’s in service already to which they will add another four? The UK can just about summon up the cash for nine and yet still provides aid to India for health care, clean water and education for its povert stricken population. Priorities seem a tad out of kilter folks.

    • Who asked u for aid? 😀 How much brits looted from India in colonial days? 😀 Your queen owe us she still has that stolen Kohinoor diamond on her crown :p (PS: taking about millions in aid,our defence budget,our space program and everything is running on ur tiny piece of aid? Your aid is not enough to buy rocket fuel for our space missions. :v FYI we spend Billions in Aid/year, 5billion in aid alone to Africa,( But we are not like u we will not say that every time we hear something good about Africa or any country who are getting AID from us) ! :p )

  2. I used to think positively about British people.Thought that they were not over-aggressive like Aussies And Americans….But After those hate comments in these kind of posts from these hate mongers i’m surprised…All they knew about India is Call centers and Aid(which is nothing in comparison to which was looted from India since the days of British Empire)…Please you have god’s gift to mankind “Internet” search about India and its progress and Challenges..You will not do so because it will break your stereotypes about India….PS-Hate us as much as you can.Your Hate make us more stronger.

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