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Russian legacy still shows

Defence trade between India and the US crossed $10 billion last year.

P-8I Poseidon flies in formation with MiG-29Ks . (Source: AP)
P-8I Poseidon flies in formation with MiG-29Ks . (Source: AP)

The Indian parade that hosted a US President for the first time began and ended with military equipment that remains Russian — thanks to a once strategic military partnership, though the US has since replaced Russia as the biggest arms supplier to India.

Four Mi-17 V5 choppers showered petals in the beginning; the last sortie was by a Sukhoi-30 MKIchopper. Towards the end, three US-supplied C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft and a C-17 Globemaster were flanked by Sukhoi-30 MKIs, as was the Navy’s P-8I Poseidon by MiG-29Ks. The parade also included the BrahMos.

Defence trade between India and the US crossed $10 billion last year.