US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is likely to visit India next month when the two sides are expected to ink the nearly USD 2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
A local Taliban leader, who was accused of shooting down a NATO CH-47 Chinook helicopter last year, was killed in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Kunar, the NATO- led coalition forces confirmed on Wednesday.
A Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan killed 30 United States troops in August.
Chinook helicopters are used to haul large
numbers of troops and equipment to the battlefield.
US aerospace major Boeing has submitted two proposals to the Indian Air Force (IAF) offering the AH-64D Apache and the CH-47F Chinook for India`s attack and heavy-lift helicopter competitions.
Day in Pics: 20th April
Showbiz World - April 20, 2015
Kareena, Karisma and Saif celebrate Babita's birthday!