India-US aircraft deal to create 1 million jobs for the Americans: US President Biden

Washington — US President Joe Biden said that the India-US aircraft deal will be creating over one million jobs for the American citizens across 44 states, owing to the “historic agreement between Air India and Boeing”, according to the statement released by the White House on Tuesday.

Biden said, “I am proud to announce today the purchase of over 200 American-made aircraft through a historic agreement between Air India and Boeing”.

“This purchase will support over one million American jobs across 44 states, and many will not require a four-year college degree. This announcement also reflects the strength of the U.S.-India economic partnership”, he said.

Biden further stated, “Together with Prime Minister Modi, I look forward to deepening our partnership even further as we continue to confront shared global challenges—creating a more secure and prosperous future for all of our citizens”.

Reacting to the Biden’s announcement, famous cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “I hadn’t imagined a day would come when an American President would issue a statement that an order placed by an Indian company would lead to “one million American jobs over 44 states…”

Tuesday saw the announcement of negotiations by Air India for a record 470 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, hastening the regeneration of a national symbol under new owners Tata Group as Europe and the US praised the strengthening of their political and commercial ties with New Delhi.

The provisional agreements, which break previous records for a single airline as Air India competes with domestic behemoth IndiGo to serve what will soon be the world’s largest population, comprise 220 planes from Boeing (BA.N) and 250 from Airbus (AIR.PA).

According to the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the agreement between Air India, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce, will result in the creation of new jobs.