Defence companies court India

Several Canadian defence companies are travelling to India this week in search of new markets for their products, the Toronto Star reported. The seven companies arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday as part of a four-day landmark trade mission that will allow representatives to meet with the Indian military establishment. The needs of the 1.2 million-member Indian army are vast. India has recently bought 650 battle tanks from Russia and will build 1,000 more under local licensing contracts, while the Indian Air Force has ordered 57 training jet aircraft from the UK to supplement a previous purchase of 66.

Published: Wednesday, 09/08/2010 12:00 am EDT

Several Canadian defence companies are travelling to India this week in search of new markets for their products, the Toronto Star reported. The seven companies arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday as part of a four-day landmark trade mission that will allow representatives to meet with the Indian military establishment. The needs of the 1.2 million-member Indian army are vast. India has recently bought 650 battle tanks from Russia and will build 1,000 more under local licensing contracts, while the Indian Air Force has ordered 57 training jet aircraft from the UK to supplement a previous purchase of 66.

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