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A graph of the top five arms exports to India, 2010-2019.

With import ban, Modi seeks more arms made in India

With a new import ban on 101 kinds of weapons, Narendra Modi is continuing his quest to expand India’s domestic arms industry. The lack of arms manufacturing has been a concern since the 1960s, and despite criticisms, the latest efforts are bearing some fruit. But India still has a slow procurement system, is quick to cut budgets and lacks firms that can build many key elements

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