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US, India Sign Defense Pact Countering China's Influence

The United States and India signed a new defense pact and a 10-year defense cooperation framework this week that officials say represent a new dynamic in their efforts to speed up their security relationship. They also say the recent aggressive maritime moves by the Chinese in the South China Sea have helped countries in the region align closer with the U.S. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar signed the 2015 Framework for the India-U.S. Defense...

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