MOSCOW, July 19 - In a move aimed at boosting India�s defence sector, 200 helicopters will be manufactured in the country with Russian collaboration as part of intensification and diversification of their strategic relations.
The agreement, reached recently, is one of the several new defence projects on which the two countries are working on, including under the ambit of �Make in India� programme, Indian Ambassador to Russia PS Raghavan told PTI here.
He underlined that the decades-old defence cooperation with Russia remains vibrant despite India purchasing military equipment from other countries, like the recent decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France.
�This (India-Russia ties) is a huge, broad based relationship, getting broader every day,� he said.
He said this could possibly be the first defence project under �Make in India� initiative. � PTI