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A Russian ally’s purchase of French and Indian weapons is another sign Moscow is losing influence in its neighborhood

Nicholas Heras

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Nicholas Heras, the senior director of strategy and innovation at the New Lines Institute, told Business Insider that Armenia was advancing its foreign and national security policies on two tracks.

“One track is to build defense alliances with more powerful outside actors in Eurasia, and the second track is to improve the Armenian military’s ability to defend against Azeri airpower in tactical engagements,” Heras said. “India, in particular, is a prized defense partner with Armenia because India has a large defense industry that can also arm and improve Russian weapons platforms which Armenia deploys.”

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