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Farewell Dear Readers

May 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Events, Industry Analysis 

We have decided to shut down the site in a few weeks. We will remain active on Twitter (@Defprocurenews) and Facebook. Thank you for your readership and support these last 8 years or so.

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Filed under: India, Syndicated Industry News 
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Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
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