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As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, US expected to OK India drone purchase

The deal would still require approval by Congress

Reuters  |  New Delhi | Washington 

The United States is expected to authorise India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones, worth more than $2 billion, is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as he seeks Beijing's help to contain ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 02:06 IST
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