$1.5 BILLION DEAL MAKES INDIA TOP BUYER OF ISRAELI ARMS

New Delhi, 3 Jan. (AKI/Asian Age) – India, with a record 1.5 billion dollars procurement of arms, has helped boost Israel’s defence industries to record an all-time sales figure of 4.4 billion dollars in 2006. Military ties have flourished under the current Congress Party-led government in India, with India emerging as Israel’s largest client despite opposition by the Leftist parties which support the ruling coalition government and who have repeatedly urged the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh to end defence relations with Israel.

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