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Ukraine war increases urgency for India to diversify arms purchases: Analysts

Some 60 to 70 per cent of India's weaponry, including jets, tanks and missile systems, is from Russia. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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NEW DELHI - Uncertainties arising from the Ukraine war have made it even more urgent for India to reduce its reliance on Russia for arms purchases and to work towards domestic defence manufacturing in the long term.

Early this month, Mr Alexey Rakhmanov, director-general of United Shipbuilding Corp of Russia, told Indian media that the delivery of two stealth frigates had been delayed by six months due to the war.

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