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India calls up new patrol boats and jets as China border simmers

Buildup provides fodder for Modi's 'Make in India' manufacturing drive

Indian soldiers disembark from a plane in the Ladakh region on Sept. 15. Tensions on the border also have impacted economic ties with China.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India anticipates a long-term standoff on its de facto mountain border with China and plans to deploy new patrol boats and military aircraft as well as more ammunition to the front lines.

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