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Not worried if cos are torn between “America First, “Make in India” slogans: Parrikar

Not worried if cos are torn between “America First, “Make in India” slogans: Parrikar

BENGALURU: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said it was not his worry or concern that some companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin could find themselves torn between the slogans of “America First” of US President Donald Trump and “Make in India” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

These companies can sign military contracts by quoting from any plant existing around the globe, Parrikar told reporters after inaugurating the five-day “Aero India” air show at Yelahanka airbase here.

“These companies are multinational in all regards. They may have plant in Europe. They may have plant in some other parts of the world. They may have plant in USA. They can quote from any of these areas. So it is not my concern and I don’t worry about it much because interpretations are taken wrongly…”, he said.

“Let things be more clear, but basically my requirement is the Government has to agree to it, whichever Government agrees to it.” He said he was nowhere concerned with restrictions, if so, on the movement of the companies from US to India. (AGENCIES)

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