By Manu Pubby, ET Bureau | 9 Dec, 2015, 03.44AM IST
MOSCOW: Russia’s top aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi is exploring the possibility of investing in an Indian joint venture (JV) for the maintenance and spares production of its combat aircraft Su 30 in what could make India a hub for the fighter fleets operating in the region.
Atop Sukhoi executive told ET that the liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms have opened the possibility of a JV and the Russian manufacturer is in talks with Indian private sector companies.
“In the near future, we may establish a joint venture and create a unit in India for service and maintenance that can implement repair and overhauls of the aircraft and engines jointly. We can also cover all the other nations in the region and repair and service their aircraft in India,” Valery V Chishchevoy, marketing director of Sukhoi, told ET.
The executive said while similar plans were discussed in the past, the recent changes in the FDI policy has opened up a real possibility of ..
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