India test-fires long-range missile developed jointly with Israel

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NEW DELHI: India successfully test-fired on Wednesday a new long range surface-to-air missile capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes to enhance the country’s military capabilities. India, which shares borders with nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, is likely to spend $250 billion over the next decade to upgrade its military. It is the world’s biggest buyer of defence equipment, but Modi is trying to build a defence industrial base in the country to cut overseas purchases.