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Deals and doubts

Print edition : February 20, 2015

In the same orbit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama watching the air show during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26. Photo: Manvender Vashist/PTI

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on board Air Force One at Palam Air Force Station in Delhi on January 27. Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their arrival at Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi on January 25. Photo: S. Subramanium

Barack Obama inspecting the guard of honour with Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, Parade Commander, during the ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on January 25. Photo: V. Sudershan

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama before the state dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 25. Photo: STEPHEN CROWLEY/NYT

Boeing's Apache AH-64 helicopter. Photo: AP

Boeing's CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Photo: AFP

Boeing's C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Boeing's P-8I reconnaisance aircraft. India is expected to place an order for these and other high-tech equipment worth $8 billion in the next two years. Photo: PTI

Narendra Modi and Barack Obama at the India-U.S. Business Summit in New Delhi on January 26. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP

It is the U.S. military-industrial complex that has gained the most from President Barack Obama’s visit. India is closer to becoming a member of a quadrilateral military axis involving the U.S., and a number of deals have been inked that may make India dependent on U.S. military technology in the long run.
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