– NEW DELHI — For more than a decade, India shopped around the world in search of a deal for more than $1 billion worth of helicopters to replace about 200 of its military’s aging light-utility aircraft. But in August, the new national ist government surprised many when it abruptly scrapped the request for global bids to buy the helicopters in favor of manufacturing them in India instead. In recent months, India has reversed two more proposals for buying transport aircraft and submarines and decided to make them at home.


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