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India Looks to Become Arms Supplier Instead of Buyer

India, long one of the world’s biggest arms importers, wants to expand its own weapons industry and become a supplier to other nations. It’s a move the United States supports for economic and strategic reasons. But industry analysts who spoke to VOA believe that, despite some positive signs, India’s reliance on arms imports is unlikely to change anytime soon. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently pointed out that India imports nearly 60 percent of its defense needs. Over the...

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