Boeing delivered the first of eight maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to India under a contract signed in 2009.
The P-8I arrived at India Naval Air Station Rajali Wednesday, Boeing said.
India’s P-8I is based on the 737 commercial aircraft and a variant of the P-8A Poseidon the company is building for the U.S. Navy.
The company has won one contract worth up to $1.9 billion for 11 Poseidons and the other potentially worth $1.7 billion, covering seven planes.
Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing’s military aircraft segment, said the P-81 is designed to meet India’s maritime patrol needs.
He added the next two planes are scheduled for delivery later this year.
Boeing says the P-8I contains subsystems built in India.