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The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.
The Gen Rawat-headed Department of Military Affairs is currently operating with an interim structure as govt is yet to accord final sanction.
Top Boeing official Thom Breckenridge said the aircraft will fulfill the Indian requirements and that they are in discussion with the Indian Navy for the trials.
CDS General Bipin Rawat also said a number of theatre commands, beginning with a joint tri-services Air Defence Command, will also come up.
The 85 apps banned/restricted for Indian Navy personnel include Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Viber, Tumblr, Reddit and Truecaller.
Congress had alleged Modi govt was trying to favour Adani Group, though Navy had rejected its bid earlier.
Indian Navy sailors and officers could also be banned from using more social networking sites and messaging apps in a bid to curb online snooping.
Standing Committee on Defence stated this plan in a report which was tabled in the winter session of Parliament.
These inductions have given Indian armed forces a huge strategic heft and helped shape their combat abilities.