F-35 fighters have been discussed since 2010: Boeing's Heidi Grant

'Boeing exports 40 per cent of India's aerospace and defence exports, which is quite significant'

Ajai Shukla
Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, President, business development, defense, space & security and government services, Boeing

HEIDI GRANT joined Boeing in November 21 from the US Department of Defense, having served as director Defence Security Cooperation Agency, responsible for al DoD security cooperation programmes involving defence articles, military training and other defence-related services. She oversaw more than 15,000 military sales cases with more than 150 countries, valued at more than $600 billion. In conversation with Ajai Shukla, she says nobody is better positioned to do business in India than Boeing. “Unlike some of our competitors, Boeing can leverage both its commercial and defence sides,” she observes. Edited excerpts:
What is the purpose of your visit to India?  
It is to continue to grow America’s business partnership with India. It’s one of Boeing’s top partners. 

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 9:57 PM IST

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