India eyes U.S. aircraft carrier technology as arms ties deepen

February 4, 2015 9:56 AM

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India wants to use state-of-the-art U.S. technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defense sources said, in a move that would tie their arms programs closer together and counter China's military influence in the region.

The proposal, referred to only obliquely in a joint statement at the end of President Barack Obama's recent visit to New Delhi, is the clearest signal yet that Washington is ready to help India strengthen its navy.

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