“Saab’s plan is to build a new plant here in India and recruit new personnel and set up a full facility. Probably, the first planes will be built in Sweden and quickly the production could be done more or less in India,” says Swedish Defence Secretary Jan Salestrand.
According to a report in the Times Now, Salestrand added that Sweden sees India as a strategic partner and the number of fighters to be supplied will be totally up to India.
According to the report, the Indian Air Force is likely to roll out a Request for Information (RFI) early next year.
If selected, Saab is planning to build a modern aerospace facility and ecosystem in India. The company is committed to full technology transfer to India in connection with Indian procurement of Gripen E.
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