Hagel visits India seeking to boost defence ties, trade

August 8, 2014 6:15 AM

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Hagel visits India seeking to boost defence ties, trade

NEW DELHI: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel held talks Friday with India's new foreign minister at the start of a three-day visit to New Delhi aimed at boosting military trade and cooperation with the world's biggest arms importer.

India's new government is eager to modernise its Soviet-era military after years of slow procurement and the collapse of deals over corruption allegations.

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