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India to buy 20 more BAE Hawk jet trainers from Britain

11-30-2011 10:31 BJT

NEW DELHI, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Defense Ministry has cleared a proposal worth over 30 billion rupee (60 million U.S. dollars) for procuring 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers for the Indian Air Force, reported local daily Hindustan Times on Wednesday.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Defense Acquisition Council headed by Defense Minister A. K Antony last Friday, the report said.

India has placed orders for Hawks with the British BAE Systems. More than 40 such planes have already arrived in India.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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