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Greetings from the Embassy of India in Washington D.C.!
Welcome to the  August 23, 2018, edition of our weekly newsletter, bringing you important policy and high-impact news about India.
I hope you find it useful.
-- Shambhu Hakki, First Secretary, Press, Information and Culture

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India Turns to U.S. to Guard Delhi Against Air Threats
The Indian Defense Ministry recently approved the purchase of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion from the U.S., which will protect Delhi against threats from the air.

Indian Defense Secy. Sitharaman to Get Hotline to U.S. Defense Secy. Mattis

India and the U.S. have agreed to set up a dedicated hotline between their defense ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman and James N. Mattis, respectively, for real-time communication on global security issues and coordination between the first- and the fourth-strongest militaries in the world.