US and India to increase defence trade, but F-35 deal unlikely

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Andrew Elwell

As India and the US continue to strengthen industrial and military ties, Andrew Shapiro, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, has dismissed reports that the two will be collaborating on an F-35 procurement programme. "This is not on the table right now. It has not been requested. We have not offered," Shapiro told the Defence Writers Group, according to the Economic Times. "We believe that there is tremendous potential for US arms sales to India. We have b...
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