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    MOSCOW, February 4, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent Olga Semyonova) -- Twenty-five Russian defense industrial complex enterprises are participating in Defexpo India 2004 3rd International Land and Naval Systems Exhibition. They are displaying more than 370 samples of military equipment and 70 samples of double-purpose and civil products through models, posters, electronic presentations, videos and brochures.

    A spokesman for Rosoboronexport, the organizer of the Russian exhibits, said that Defexpo India 2004 had been held since 2000 and is now among the most important arms exhibitions in Asia. It displays armaments for land forces and the Navy. The Rosoboronexport spokesman underscored that Defexpo India is one of the Russian defense industry's priority exhibitions. "Russian-Indian military cooperation has existed for more than four decades now and is the basis for a strategic partnership between Moscow and Delhi," the spokesman told RIA Novosti.

    The Russian exposition reflects the most promising trends in the military-technological cooperation between Russia and India and other countries in the region.

    Armored vehicles for export like the new T-90C combat tanks, a modernized version of the Indian army's T-72 combat tank and the Infantry Fighting Vehicle-3, are in the center of the Russian exhibit.

    The Smerch and Grad multiple launch rocket systems are also in the center of the Russian exhibit.

    Russia is also displaying its air defense systems, including Top M1, Buk M1-2, Igla and Igla-C surface to air systems.

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