Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a rifle during a defence expo in February. The country is looking to import military equipment amid tensions with its neighbours, despite plans to boost its own defence industry. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a rifle during a defence expo in February. The country is looking to import military equipment amid tensions with its neighbours, despite plans to boost its own defence industry. Photo: AP
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China border, Pakistan tensions hamper India’s plan to boost local weapons industry

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to curb certain weapons imports to turn the world’s biggest arms importer into a defence manufacturing powerhouse
  • But India is now trying to procure US$2 billion in military equipment amid a Himalayan border skirmish with China and tense relations with Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a rifle during a defence expo in February. The country is looking to import military equipment amid tensions with its neighbours, despite plans to boost its own defence industry. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a rifle during a defence expo in February. The country is looking to import military equipment amid tensions with its neighbours, despite plans to boost its own defence industry. Photo: AP
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