India is moving to buy four additional Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft on top of eight aircraft already ordered. Budget allowing for the purchase was approved in New Delhi on 14 July.
The P-8I is operated by the Indian Navy, which took delivery of the first aircraft on 15 May 2013. The final aircraft out of the initial eight aircraft-order is to be delivered this year.
The Indian P-8 patrol fleet is stationed at Naval Air Station Rajali in southwestern India.
Featured image (top): An Indian Navy P-8 during pre-delivery test flying. (Image © Boeing)