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US to sell 10 Boeing C-17 transport aircraft to India

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NEW DELHI (PTI): The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency has notified the Congress of a potential sale of 10 Boeing C-17 transport aircraft to India.

The notification of the sales of the aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) was submitted to the US Congress on April 22, according to an official release here.

"This is an important step forward in the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process and is a necessary prerequisite to negotiations on the deal," the release from the US embassy said.

After hearing of the notification, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer said Monday, "The potential sale of C-17s strengthens the growing partnership between our two countries demonstrates our enduring commitment to sharing the world's best technology with India."

He said, the sale would offer economic benefits for India and the US and is likely to include significant job creation in both countries.

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