Prime News, National (New Delhi), February 20:- Ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump to India, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday cleared the purchase of 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the Indian Navy. The deal to procure MH-60R Seahawk helicopters is worth USD 2.6 billion. “The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared the procurement of 24 MH-60R multi-role helicopters for the navy,” according to a senior government official. The CCS is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The deal is likely to be inked during Trump`s two-day visit to India on February 24-25. He would be travelling to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi.
These helicopters are anti-submarine and anti-ship. The Navy is using Sea King helicopters for this purpose. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).