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Despite S-400 from Russia, US approves Apache attack helicopters for India

total deal said to be worth around $ 930 million has now finally been approved by the United States

In yet another major boost for the Indian arsenal, the state of the art six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters would soon join in the Indian forces.

The total deal said to be worth around $ 930 million has now finally been approved by the United States.

The US on its part has reeiterated that the weapons system sale would not alter the military balance in the sub continent.

The news comes after US side registered its objections to India buying the state of the art S-400 missile defence systems.

The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval and if no US lawmaker raises an objection the contract is expected to go ahead.

The intriguing fact is that Apache manufacturer Boeing and Indian partner Tata have already begun to produce Apache fuselages at a plant in India.

The Indian facility is world class supplier for the fuselages.

In addition to aircraft, the contract includes night vision sensors, GPS guidance and hundreds of Hellfire anti-armor and Stinger air-to-air missiles.

The US side reiterated that India will have no difficulty absorbing the helicopters and support equipment into its armed forces.

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