Russia has evinced keen interest in partnering India in its ambitious initiative to design and develop a regional transport aircraft. United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Russian state‐owned civil and military airplane manufacturer, has offered to set up joint development and manufacturing facilities in India, officials said. The offer was made during a recent visit of External Affairs Minister Mr Salman Khurshid to Moscow for the Intergovernmental Commission meeting on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation. Officials from UAC made a detailed presentation to the Indian delegation led by Mr Khurshid highlighting areas for future cooperation which includes joint development of passenger aircraft and helicopters.
Source: Economic Times