Indo-US ties give defence sector a leg up in 2006

India is looking forward to a new year of stronger defence relations with the US, Russia and other nations. The country had signed major cooperation agreements and procurement contracts with these nations in 2006.

The landmark agreement signed between India and the US during the American President George W Bush’s visit will allow the country to buy more sophisticated fighter aircraft and other high-tech arms from the US as part of its closer defense. This would include state-of-the-art combat aircraft including the F-16 and F-18.

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