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India was the third-biggest military spender in the world last year after the United States and China, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said in a report released in April.

Govt unveils steps for self-reliance in defence sector

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:31 AM IST
From artillery guns to light military transport aircraft and conventional submarines to long-range land attack cruise missiles, India on Sunday announced that it would ban the import of 101 different types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years.
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Home minister Amit Shah, who is recovering from the Covid-19 infection at a private hospital in Gurugram, on Sunday, lauded the Centre’s move to put 101 items on embargo.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Home minister Amit Shah, who is recovering from the Covid-19 infection at a private hospital in Gurugram, on Sunday, lauded the Centre’s move to put 101 items on embargo.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Centre’s move to ban import of 101 items will give major boost to defence sector: Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The home minister also said the move to ban the import of 101 items would open up new avenues for the Indian defence sector as contracts worth Rs 4,00,000 crore would be given to defence equipment manufacturers.
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The move will reduce the number of licences needed for US exports to India, which means India can get easy access to the latest defence technologies.(PTI File Photo)
The move will reduce the number of licences needed for US exports to India, which means India can get easy access to the latest defence technologies.(PTI File Photo)

US officially makes India NATO-level trade partner in strong message to China over NSG

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 11:06 AM IST
India so far was listed in STA-2 category along with Albania, Hong Kong, Israel, Malta, Singapore, South Africa and Taiwan.
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