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Aerospace & Defense

Modi's 'Make in India' campaign lifts defense sector amid China row

Over 200 imports now restricted as standoff proves boom for domestic arms makers

India's ban against foreign imports of military equipment extends to helicopters.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- India's 13-month border standoff with China has proved a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign as the nation's ban on military imports bolsters the domestic weapons industry. 

The Indian government last month revealed a new list of 108 military items that must be procured at home, expanding the blacklist to over 200 items, from assault rifles to helicopters and radar systems.

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