INDIA: Russia offers India aircraft production unit

Russia has offered India a joint production venture of Russian-Ukrainian commercial aircraft. A team of visiting Russian aviation industry representatives discussed with officials of the India Commerce Ministry the possibility of launching the proposed production unit in India. “Russians requested us to help them find a good partner for setting up a manufacturing unit for […]


Russia has offered India a joint production venture of Russian-Ukrainian commercial aircraft. A team of visiting Russian aviation industry representatives discussed with officials of the India Commerce Ministry the possibility of launching the proposed production unit in India. “Russians requested us to help them find a good partner for setting up a manufacturing unit for production of regional jets, including AN-148,” an official was quoted as saying in a Hindu report. India as of now is not producing any passenger jets, but the two have had a long standing military cooperation which saw the two sign a recent a protocol agreement to jointly design and develop fifth generation fighter aircraft and multirole transport aircraft.