Timothy J. Roemer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Boeing out of Indian defense deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-out-indian-defense-deal <p>The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi says that two American makers of fighter jets are out of the running for a multibillion dollar contract for the Indian air force.</p><p>The defense arm of one of the two American companies, Boeing Co., is based in St. Louis.</p><p>Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin were both bidding for a slice of the $11 billion Indian deal for 126 fighter jets.</p><p>A statement from U.S. Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer says that the news from India&#39;s Defense Ministry was &quot;deeply disappointing.&quot;</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:37:22 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1060 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing out of Indian defense deal