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POST TIME: 7 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
US, India announce military drills
AFP

US, India announce military drills

NEW DELHI: Top Indian and US officials yesterday touted deepening ties that will see greater cooperation between the two countries' militaries -- and will likely result in India buying more American arms, reports AFP. The US has gone to great lengths to forge a closer bond with India as Washington seeks partners to push back against China's economic and military rise across the region. As an example, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced plans for the US and India to hold major military drills next year. The drills would be a first of sorts -- the two countries' forces have not previously trained simultaneously in the air, on the land and at sea.