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India, Russia ink big missile, military helicopter deals

From Goa, Modi and Putin watch a video stream of a foundation-laying ceremony at a nuclear plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Saturday. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

GOA, India -- Hours before hosting a summit of five emerging world economies here, India on Saturday announced a deal to buy S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missiles from Russia.

The purchase will help India bolster its defenses along its borders with China and Pakistan.

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