02 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
News: India and Sweden are likely to sign their first maritime cooperation agreement, Cooperation in Polar Science, during the visit to India of the Swedish royal couple and senior Ministers, including Foreign Minister Anne Linde.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the highlights of the visit, India-Sweden relations
Observing that any aircraft today anywhere has components from different countries, Saab had offered to be a partner and obviously, the approvals needed, in this case from the American partners, have been discussed and acquired, otherwise they wouldn’t be a contender.
U.S. companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin are also in the race with their F18 and F16 fighter jets.
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Source: The Hindu
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