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

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Shedding Illusions about Indo-US Defence Co-operation

Defence Co-operation THE army brass had openly rejoiced. The era of co-operation with the world's defence technology leader, the US, had finally dawned. Without a trace of misgivings, the then army chief, general S F Rodrigues, enthusiastically announced in December 1991 that based on a "shared strategic perception", Indo-US ties would evolve into "a mutual arrangement that benefits both equally. His eyes were set on the ambitious Kickleighter proposals which held out the promise of " enhanced levels of service-to-service contacts and exchanges".

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