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Putin to push for arms deals during India visit

OLD ALLIES:In the face of increasing competition from Western nations, Russia is endeavoring to maintain its position as India’s No. 1 arms supplier

AFP, MOSCOW

Russia’s Kazan Helicopter Plant has this week delivered a shipment of Mi-17 helicopters to India as part of a contract for 80 that India signed in 2008, Russian Helicopters said on Thursday. The remainder of the contract will be delivered next year, it said.

“India is still Russia’s number one military buyer,” Korotchenko said. “We plan to keep that position.”

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