U.S. military sales to India may have grown to $8 billion since 2005, but even as the relationship has become closer, U.S. officials are still trying to promote the idea that foreign military sales (FMS) are better than direct commercial sales (DCS). The U.S. has long battled the notion that it is giving preferential pricing through FMS to other countries—a cost imbalance can be attributed to differences in training and assistance. After returning from a recent trip to India, the State ...


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