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India eyes U.S. aircraft carrier technology as arms ties deepen

2015-02-05 08:28:54       source:Reuters

February 5, 2015


"India wants to use state-of-the-art U.S. technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defence sources said, a move that would tie their arms programmes closer together and counter China's military influence in the region.


The proposal, referred to only obliquely in a joint statement at the end of President Barack Obama's recent visit to New Delhi, is the clearest signal yet that Washington is ready to help India strengthen its navy."


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