It is considered the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. The choppers will provide the Indian defence forces with the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions. The US government on Tuesday notified the Congress that it has approved the sale of the helicopters.
In its notification, the State Department told the Congress that this proposed sale will support the foreign policy of the US by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship. The proposed sale of the helicopters will not alter the basic military balance in the region, the statement added