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Sweden, India agree to strengthen cooperation on defence

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden and India will strengthen their cooperation on defence, their prime ministers said on Tuesday, a move that could aid Sweden's Saab in its bid to sell its Gripen jet to replace India's Soviet-era MiG fighters.Last week, India issued a request for information for 110 combat jets for the air force, marking the first step toward a long-delayed deal that could be worth more than $15 billion."Sweden and India have agreed to work towards a security agreement allowing us to exchange certain types of classified information required to work together on defence materials," ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:24 IST
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