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Clinton optimistic on signing India defence pact

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she expected to finalise a defence agreement essential to allowing US companies to sell sophisticated arms to India.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2009 12:18 IST

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she expected to finalise a defence agreement essential to allowing US companies to sell sophisticated arms to India.

"We are working very hard to finalise a number of agreements. I am optimistic that we will get such agreements resolved and announced," Clinton told reporters in Mumbai in response to a question about the arms "end-user monitoring" pact required by US law.