India confirms 4.1 billion-dollar US plane deal

India's government on Monday approved the purchase of 10 military transport planes from Boeing Co. for 4.1 billion dollars - the country's biggest defence deal with a US firm. The order for the C-17 Globemaster III planes will enhance the capability of India's air force to swiftly transport combat equipment and troops over long distances. It was confirmed at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs (CCS).

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