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Soviet defense chief says India visit was satisfactory

Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov flew home Saturday after agreeing to supply India with more sophisticated weapons to counter a perceived US threat in southern Asia. Mr. Ustinov told reporters at New Delhi airport, ''I am deeply satisfied with my visit.''

The end of Ustinov's six-day visit to India, the region's strongest military power, coincided with the arrival in neighboring Pakistan of six US F-16 jet fighters.

Washington has promised to furnish Pakistan with 40 of the aircraft in a $3.2 billion military and economic aid pact to counter the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.

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