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Gandhi complains to Bush on US arms for Pakistan

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told Vice-President George Bush Monday that US sale of sophisticated weapons to Pakistan would lead to an arms race in the region, the United News of India reported.

Mrs. Gandhi and Bush conferred privately for two hours, discussing Indian-Pakistani relations, the Soviet presence in Afghanistan, the Iranian-Iraqi war, and other issues, the agency said.

The news agency said Mrs. Gandhi raised the issue of US arms sales to Pakistan. India maintains that arming Pakistan upsets the region's military balance and that the weapons could be used against India, which has fought three wars with Pakistan in the past four decades.

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