"This project will be implemented under the inter-governmental pact between India and Russia," a source said.

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is the lead for the Indian side. Recently, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had visited Moscow and the Kamov project was among the items on his agenda for discussions with the Russian side.

Ahead of the visit, the Minister had specifically mentioned the Kamov project.

For example, the project for joint production of Kamov Ka-226 helicopter I hope to use my visit to have it inked on paper when the Prime Minister arrives. Also the purchase of S-400 missile systems. We anticipate these projects to be coordinated by next month," he had said.

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