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New York :  With India embarking on a massive defence modernisation programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has invited corporate leaders of America's defence sector to manufacture in India."In the defence sector Prime Minister has been
PTI September 25, 2015 13:19 IST
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New York :  With India embarking on a massive defence modernisation programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has invited corporate leaders of America's defence sector to manufacture in India.

"In the defence sector Prime Minister has been saying  from the very beginning that our first top priority is that  defence manufacturing should be make in India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters at a news conference here.

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This is the message the Prime Minister conveyed to the Lockheed Martin Chairman Marillyn Hewson and other corporate leaders when he met them in various formats yesterday.

"We told them, India offers a huge market for you. India has all necessary facilities for manufacturing. There is a capable work force.