Sweden Offers To Produce And Export Gripen Fighters From India


Reiterating Sweden’s commitment to partner with India, Swedish Defence Secretary Jan Salestrand on Tuesday hinted that Sweden may offer to export its state-of-the-art Gripen fighter to the world from India.

In an exclusive interview with Times Now, Salestrand said that in case of a strategic cooperation with India on the Gripen fighter, Sweden “plans” to set up facilities and recruit personnel, who in turn can manufacture the aircraft from Indian soil. Salestrand’s comments are significant on the backdrop of a push to Make in India by the present day government.

“They (SAAB- manufacturer of Gripen) plan to build a new plant here in India. They plan and recruit new personnel and set up a full facility. And I think that could be a good idea because it is easier then to get going.  Read More…

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