As the U.S. fights terrorism, it is quietly backing closer ties between India and Israel on weapon purchases
In the 11 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations, Israel has emerged as India's second largest weapons supplier, so a visit here this month by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon--the first by an Israeli leader--did not go unnoticed by India's aerospace establishment. Almost half of Israel's $4.2 billion in military sales last year went to India, and within the past decade India has supplanted China as Israel's biggest military customer. The annual average $1.2 billion ...
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