The USA's easing of its arms embargo with India has started to pay dividends, with Congress being notified of a $146 million Foreign Military Sale of eight Raytheon TPQ-37 Firefinder radars and army communications equipment. The move is expected to be the first in a number of Indian requests for US-built equipment. The sanctions were applied in 1998 after India's nuclear tests and have hindered the supply of spares, the development of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft and acquisition of platforms with US systems.

Source: Flight International