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India says it's going ahead with a major Russian arms deal, and the US may have already backed itself into a corner

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
India's defense minister told US lawmakers that New Delhi was pursuing plans to buy Russia's S-400 air-defense system.
India has longstanding defense ties with Russia, and the S-400 buy is a response to practical concerns.
But the US is trying to isolate Russia and expand ties with India, and the S-400 complicates things for Washington.
Despite US efforts to convince other countries not to make deals with Russian defense firms, India's defense minister told US lawmakers this month that New Delhi will go ahead with its purchase of the Russian-made S-400, one of the...
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