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US Seeks to Wean India From Russia Weapons With Arms-Aid Package

  • Potential $500 million deal would put India near Israel, Egypt
  • India is the largest buyer of Russian made military hardware
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The US is preparing a military aid package for India to deepen security ties and reduce the country’s dependence on Russian weapons, people familiar with the matter said. 

The package under consideration would include foreign military financing of as much as $500 million, according to one person, which would make India one of the largest recipients of such aid behind Israel and Egypt. It’s unclear when the deal would be announced, or what weapons would be included.