West woos India with deeper defence cooperation

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 4. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - India's refusal to take sides between the West and Russia over the Ukraine war seems to be working in the South Asian country's favour so far.

New Delhi is being wooed by Western capitals, which appear to be ready to open the doors a little wider on sharing sensitive defence technology and weapons in a desperate bid to wean India away from its dependence on Russia, a key defence partner.

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