NEW DELHI — India plans to establish nine defense projects, including a surface-to-air missile (SAM) facility, with an investment of 70 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The SAM project is being built by state-run defense unit Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL) at Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy district, near the state capital of Hyderabad. The site is likely to become operational in the next three years. The BDL project is estimated to cost 5 billion ...


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