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India aims to hasten US defence deals as election uncertainty rises

The possible presidency of Donald Trump is disturbing America’s Asian allies

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance, one of several defence and nuclear projects the two sides are pursuing in the final months of the Obama administration. India’s request for 22 Predator Guardian drones made in June is in an advanced stage of negotiations. The two sides hope to make enough progress so only administrative tasks remain by the time president Barack Obama leaves office, government officials in New Delhi said. “It is progressing well. The aim is to complete the main process in the next few months,”…

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