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India's defence acquisitions guided by national security, says MEA

MEA also said that while India has a comprehensive global strategic partnership with the US, it shares a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia

Arindam Bagchi
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MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

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India pursues an independent foreign policy that also applies to its defence acquisitions and supplies which are guided by its national security interest, the external affairs ministry said on Friday, a day after the US expressed concern over New Delhi's S-400 missile system deal with Russia.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that while India has a comprehensive global strategic partnership with the US, it shares a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia.

Bagchi was replying to a query about the comments by the US State Department that Russia selling the S-400 air defence missile

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First Published: Jan 29 2022 | 12:38 AM IST

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