India, world’s biggest buyer of Russian arms, looks to diversify suppliers

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By Devjyot Ghoshal and Aftab Ahmed NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is looking to domestic firms and eastern European nations for military gear and ammunition, as the world’s biggest buyer of Russian arms seeks alternative suppliers at a time when Moscow is fighting a war with Ukraine and facing sanctions. New Delhi has long talked of diversifying the suppliers to its huge armed forces, and even making more equipment at home, objectives that have taken on new urgency since Russia’s invasion, two government officials and a defence source said. India has identified 25.15 billion rupees ($324 million)…

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