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The second scandal In India Inonths Involving disclosure ol Sovlat military technology to the West Is likely to prompt Increased security measures by Moscow but probably will not deter the USSR trom continuing to compete vigorously tor arm sales to India.
Last yea/ Moscow protested lo New Delhi fol'ow-ng. charges Ihat lhe US, through agents in the Indian military, had obtained classified documents on Soviet miliiary equipment The USSR subsequently sent several delegations toamage assessment and Improve security.SSR agreed to provide India withircraft lasl year
Comment: The latest breach of security will strengthen the arguments of those Soviets who are against giving India their most modern military equipment. The USSR, however, values its position as India's primary arms supplier and almost ceriainiy will continue to supply New Delhi some of its latest and best equipment in order to compete with offers ol Western arms.!-
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