India delivers two Dorniers to Guyana

These aircraft are part of the Line of Credit from India to Guyana
India delivers two Dorniers to Guyana

New Delhi: Two aircraft HAL-228 manufactured by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) were delivered to Guyana on April 01, 2024. These aircraft as reported previously by Financial Express Online would help the Caribbean nation in connecting remote areas, medical evacuation and disaster response.

These aircraft are part of the Line of Credit from India to Guyana and on Monday, Dr Amit Telang, the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana welcomed the Indian Air Force (IAF) Team which was there to deliver the aircraft. The Indian Navy and Coast Guard currently employ these aircraft in their operations.

Last month a groundbreaking Defence Line of Credit (LOC) was established with the Caribbean region, marking a significant milestone. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) facilitated this LOC amounting to USD 23.37 million. The purpose of this LOC was to procure two aircraft from India for Guyana’s defence forces, with HAL set to fulfill the contract.

The Initiation of this agreement with Guyana follows the diplomatic efforts of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, particularly during the tenure of High Commissioner Dr KJ Srinivasa. This agreement signifies the government’s commitment to fortifying Guyana’s defence capabilities, a journey that commenced with President Ali’s visit to HAL in January 2023.

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