India To Purchase $3 Billion Worth Of Military Equipment From U.S.

At a news conference, President Trump said the relationship between the U.S. and India is stronger than it's ever been.
Posted at 1:47 PM, Feb 25, 2020

President Donald Trump says India has signed a deal to buy $3 billion worth of military equipment from the U.S. 

A major part of the equipment order is attack helicopters. Reuters reports India will buy 26 Lockheed Martin SeaHawk helicopters.

The deal, which materialized during the president's first trip to India, is a shift in trade relations. Tensions escalated last year when the U.S. ended India's special trade status and India retaliated with tariffs on 28 U.S. products. 

At a press conference, the president said the two countries have a stronger relationship than ever before:

President Trump said, "We think we're at a point where our relationship is so special with India, it has never been as good as it is right now and I think that's because the two leaders of each country we feel really strongly about each other, we have done something that is very unique and we've made some wonderful deals for each of our countries."

Contains footage from CNN.