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According to the Straits Times, Philippine Defense Undersecretary Raymund Elefante and Indian Ambassador Shambu Kumaran signed an implementing agreement at Camp Aguinaldo, the Philippine Armed Forces’ headquarters, on Tuesday. India will provide the Asian country with defence materials and equipment.

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was quoted by The Straits Times as saying: “We are buying the BrahMos missiles”. He did not reveal any further details of the procurement.

The agreement has been described by the defense secretary as a guide for the Philippines and India on “policies and procedures in the defense procurement” and will also serve as a “legal framework for the procurement under the government-to-government modality”.

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