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India to get MH-60 ‘Romeo’ in early 2021

India and the US, during US President Trump's visit, finalized defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for theIndian armed forces.Included in this is the Indian Navy's procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters at a cost of $2.6 billion. The delivery of these helicopters is planned as early 2021 and comes at a time when the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is witnessing an increasing security threat due to proliferation of submarines. The MH-60 is famously called as 'Romeo' and is known as a helicopter that can hunt submarines deep inside the ocean.