NEW DELHI — India and the U.S. are working towards finalizing defense deals worth $2.5 billion as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the country, an Indian government official says. Ahead of Hagel’s arrival in New Delhi on Aug. 7, India’s Defense Procurement Board met to discuss issues of pending purchases of 15 Chinook heavy-lift and 22 Apache attack helicopters, the official at India’s defense ministry says. “The negotiations for $2.5 billion contracts ...


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