Secure sea lanes can drive India’s growth story: Modi

June 14, 2014 6:11 PM

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conveyed his government’s sharp focus on modernising the country’s defence infrastructure and tying maritime security to India’s growth story.

Spending a few hours on the giant aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya off the Goa coast, Mr. Modi conveyed his perception that the armed forces were also an engine for boosting economic heft. Navy sources said that during his interaction with personnel on board the warship, the Prime Minister stressed...

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