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India bolsters arms ties with West to sever Russian dependence

Warmer Moscow-Beijing ties compel Modi to seek new weapons deals

Indian tanks participate in a military parade.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India is making overtures to Israel, the U.S. and Europe in an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian arms, as the war in Ukraine highlights the risk of relying too heavily a single partner.

The war has pushed Russia closer to China, which India considers its biggest threat as the countries remain embroiled in a border dispute. New Delhi is now exploring ways to possibly reduce its Russia-dependence.

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