future military

India May Agree To Buy Japanese US-2I Aircraft For $1.3 Billion

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

India May Agree To Buy Japanese US-2I Aircraft For $1.3 Billion.

India may finally agree to buy the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft in a deal worth $1.30 billion for the Navy during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during September 13-14.

The deal, it seems, got finalised during a meeting between former Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera during September 5-6 in Tokyo, sources told BusinessLine.

According to sources, Jaitley’s meeting with Onodera had been “fruitful” in the backdrop of Japan sweetening the deal by offering 10-15 per cent discount on each of the plan that cost over $100 million.

India plans to buy 12 of this search-and-rescue (SAR) maritime surveillance aircraft which the Indian Navy plans to deploy strategically at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the objective of carrying out patrols in the larger Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

However, the deal has been stuck for over seven years now due to the high cost of the planes. According to the agreed plan, the Ministry of Defence will be buying 12 planes off the shelf. Subsequently, at a later stage the government will be procuring 18 more that will be built in India under the ‘Make in India’ programme.

Next phase ::

“Building the plane here will be next phase of the deal. As of now the focus is on procuring the 12 planes in fly-away condition.

“This is because having a platform is an absolute necessity for the Navy. And there are few suppliers for this kind of an aircraft. This will be a great asset in protecting our interest in the IOR,” said an official, involved in the deal.

The deal, talks for which began around 2010, got a major boost when the Abe government decided to lift the ban on exporting Japanese arms to the world in April 2014.

Following this, during the last annual India-Japan Annual Summit in December 2015, both Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to expedite the US-2i programme.

us2, india japan, amphibious aircraft, shinmaywa us 2, shinmaywa, japan india, india and japan, indians in japan, amphibious plane, cessna caravan amphibian, lake aircraft, amphibious ultralight, amphibious aircraft manufacturers, amphibian aircraft, indian in japan, light aircraft, indian navy, indian navy ships, indian navy news, navy india


Each and every content used in this video is not imaginary. All are taken from reputed news agencies. This video doesn’t meant to hurt anybody’s personal feelings,beliefs and religion. We are not responsible for any of these statements used in this video.
If you have any suggestion or query regarding this video, you can contact me on YouTube personal Message and you can send me message in my Facebook page.

Thank you & regards
Global conflicts


Channel Link:
Fan Page:


Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Elton Z
    September 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    1.3 billion for 12 amphibious crafts? Indians must have way too much money to burn.

  • Leave a Reply