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France and India partner on weapons tech in blow to Russia

Macron and Modi agree to promote New Delhi's 'self-reliance' in defense

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris on May 4.   © Reuters

PARIS/NEW DELHI -- France and India have agreed to cooperate on advanced defense technology, a move that could potentially reduce New Delhi's reliance on Russia for procuring military hardware.

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris on Wednesday, issuing a statement that includes the weapons cooperation. 

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