FILE- In this Jan. 23, 2011 file photo, Indian army Brahmos missile launcher passes on a flotilla towards the India Gate memorial during rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India. In ... more 
FILE- In this Jan. 23, 2011 file photo, Indian army Brahmos missile launcher passes on a flotilla towards the India Gate memorial during rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India. In its race to join the club of international powers, India has reached another major milestone, it's now the world's largest weapons importer. A Swedish think tank that monitors global arms sales said Monday that India's weapons imports had overtaken China's, as the South Asian nation pushes ahead with plans to modernize its military, counter Beijing's influence and gain international prestige and clout. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gurinder Osan, File
Sun, Mar 13, 2011 9:18 PM EDT