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Cameron pitches 125mn pounds `Red Arrows` deal to India

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:15

London: India`s version of the Red Arrows could soon be flying new British-built jets under a 125 million pounds deal.

British Prime Minister David Cameron told his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh that the RAF would be willing to help train the team.

According to, No. 10 is in talks with Indian defence chiefs about supplying 12 Hawk training jets produced by engineering giant BAE Systems.

The aircraft are understood to be for the Indian Air Force`s 52 Squadron display team, known as Surya Kiran or the `Sun Rays,` the report said.

A No 10 source said it had been `a great opportunity` for Cameron to promote the Red Arrows overseas.

The contract could be a major boost for jobs at BAE Systems plants in Lancashire and in East Yorkshire, the report added.


First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:15
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