ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ANDHRA PRADESH-Another Charade

The US Connection THE government of India's official press release on the eve of defence minister K C Pant's visit to the US towards the end of last month stated, with deliberate intent to mislead, that the minister would have "wide-ranging discussions with the US administration on global and regional security issues''. Actually the purpose of Pant's visit was very, very precise and specific; to discuss purchases of arms and defence technology from the US, The US, it is well known, has been determinedly pursuing the objective of securing for itself a bigger share of India's large and rapidly growing arms purchases abroad, Thus the Indian defence minister's trip was by way of returning not one but two visits to this country by US secretaries of defence

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