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21 February, 2019

India interested in Ukrainian An-132 aircraft

Ukraine and India discussed the promotion of the newest Ukrainian An-132 aircraft to the Indian market, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has reported

"First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleh Hladkovsky took part in the opening of the international specialized exhibition Aero India 2019. He held a meeting with Union Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre, during which they discussed issues of expanding cooperation between the countries, in particular, the possibility of promoting the newest Ukrainian An-132 aircraft to the Indian market to replace the An-32 park of the Indian Air Force. The An-132D is presented in India for the first time, in particular, the aircraft is carrying out demonstration flights within the framework of the exhibition," the NSDC’s press service reported.

The parties also considered the possibility of supplying spare parts and ammunition for the Soviet-era military equipment to India, the joint participation of Ukrainian enterprises in repairing and modernization of such armored vehicles.

Moreover, Hladkovsky held talks with Defense Production Secretary Ajay Kumar, during which the issue of involving representatives of the private sector of India's defense industry in the joint Ukrainian-Indian production of military and dual-use goods was discussed.

Meetings with the leaders of the largest Indian public and private companies also took place, where the possibility of joint production of modern radars and modernization of air defense systems were discussed.

The Aero India exhibition is held every two years. This year it runs from February 20 to 24 in Bangalore.


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