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Modi and Johnson agree on new Anglo-Indian security partnership

Leaders also discuss Ukraine crisis in talks between 'special' friends

NEW DELHI -- The prime ministers of India and the U.K. agreed Friday on a new and expanded defense and security partnership and committed to completing a free trade deal by the end of the year.

After talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, British leader Boris Johnson said it is "a decade-long commitment that will not only forge tighter bonds between us but [also] support [New Delhi's] goal of 'Make in India'" -- a policy aimed at turning the country into a manufacturing hub.

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