NEW DELHI Oct 15 India and Russia announced a
joint venture to build Russian Kamov helicopters in India after
summit talks on Saturday between President Vladimir Putin and
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian military officials have said the plan is to build at
least 200 helicopters the defence forces need, and is part of
Modi's drive to build a defence industrial base in India.
The two sides signed the pact in India's seaside resort of
Goa, on the sidelines of a BRICS summit of emerging nations.
(Reporting by Doug Busvine; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing
by Clarence Fernandez)