Answering queries from media person on his way back home from a visit to the US, the Prime Minister said that the discussions between the two countries in defence cooperation were a step forward.

"Well in the area of defence cooperation we are trying to move away from the buyer-seller relationship to a relationship based on co-production, based on co-research and the outcome of the deliberations on defence cooperation is in line with our own thinking," Singh said.

He said that India will also like foreign direct investment of 26 percent to come into the defence production sector. "We would like our own domestic industry to get involved in domestic production. We would also like FDI to extent of 26 percent to come into defence production. So, I think this is a step forward," he said.

(Agencies)

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