India and France have been working closely on engines for modern fighter jets and helicopters as part of India’s defence self-sufficiency programme. According to senior government authorities, discussions between Indian and French officials have progressed in this area.

The two countries are working together to create a more powerful engine for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft project.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the French corporation Safran are involved in these conversations, with the goal of securing a complete technology transfer.

Participation by the private sector is also an option. Engines for the Indian Multirole Helicopters being built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited are being discussed.

These initiatives are significant because they will provide India with critical technologies for future aircraft development. India hopes to become more self-sufficient and capable of working on such projects independently by engaging with France.

 

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