India to buy 2 more AWACS worth Rs 5.7k crore from Israel
NEW DELHI: India is finally close to approving the over $800 million (around Rs 5,700 crore) deal for two more “Phalcon” airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft from Israel, which comes soon after it inked a Rs 4,577 crore contract for air defence radars with the Jewish state.
Reinforcing Israel’s status as one of the top arms suppliers to India, the armed forces are also looking to induct additional “Heron” surveillance and armed drones as well as “Harop” killer unmanned aerial vehicles, which act as cruise missiles by exploding into enemy radars and other targets, from the country.
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu keen to visit India in mid-February, Tel Aviv is also pushing for a renewed deal for the “Spike” anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). This comes after India in late-2017 cancelled a proposed Rs 3,200 crore deal for 8,356 medium-range Spike missiles, 321 launchers and 15 simulators after DRDO said it could deliver a more technologically advanced man-portable ATGM within a couple of years, as was reported earlier by TOI.
In another mega contract worth an estimated Rs 12,640 crore, Israeli firm Elbit Systems is also competing with Nexter Systems of France for suppling India with 400 towed 155mm artillery gun systems, which is to be followed by another 1,180 such guns to be made in India.
But that is in the future. For now, India recently inked the Rs 4,577 crore deal with Israeli Aerospace Industries for 66 fire control radars, with maintenance transfer of technology. These 3-D surveillance and tracking radars will replace the aging Flycatcher radar systems present with the Army’s Air Defence Corps.
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Dasharathi - Bangalore - 4 hours ago -Follow
Kudos to Modiji & team for strengthening Bharat''s defense without scams unlike in UPA era
Rajeev - 2 hours ago -Follow
I can say Israel is the only tru friend India can have, they have world sharpest brain and India also do possess same; bring this country as closer as possible forget USA, China, Russia. They alone are enough.
Bajrang - 3 hours ago -Follow
Pappu, here's more ammunition for you to question the motive behind this and cry hoarse. By the way do you know the full form of AWACS? How can a mentally deranged person understand elementary stuff. So go to the media and blame Modi.
urs ago -Follow
Much needed deal. This will also boost more closer relationship between India and Israel. Also increases Indian military capabilities.
Bare - 3 hours ago -Follow
India can never get to the enviable position of being an exporter of technology simply because we are too socialist. Our politicians will never allow this country to come up. We like things like reservation for the undeserved.
VSM RJT - 3 hours ago -Follow
India''s defence has to be surplus not in short supply. We need drones badly.
proud Indian - cow country - 2 hours ago
With these AWACs, armed drones and missiles, India will be an instant superpower. Kudos to Modi.
Sanjoy Pandey - 3 hours ago -Follow
Well, this is a positive step to strengthen defense.
Ram Sridhar - 3 hours ago -Follow
Strong relationship with Israel is the go. Israel makes any agresion on their soil, is retaliated and given back to the Nations trying cause them issues. It is time India learns from them and give it back to Pakistan, so that they should be scared of coming near Indian soil. I prey and wish Modiji getting elected again and again.
Bhai Jan - 4 hours ago -Follow
Such like news of buying huge piles of iron junk and scrap from all over the world are most pleasing for the BIackies. Not knowing as to what is the aim and purpose of the purchase it must have an exorbitant cost to show to the stupid public. This neither impresses China nor Pakistan but attraction of votes is certain throughout Kanjurkhana.
Subhash Phakade - Kolhapur - 2 hours ago -Follow
Unnecessary spending. Money should be spent on welfare, development and research.
Moon - Delhi - 2 hours ago -Follow
What about indigenous development of AWACS systems?
Pramod - Sambalpur - 2 hours ago -Follow
India has to develop AWACS by rigorous effort by any means.we have no dearth of talent. We have to mobilise our talent and other resources so as to develop the sophisticated military arsenal indigenously .We have not given serious attention to this. Fund allocation should be given. pkpatra
roshanroshan100 - Location - 1 hour ago -Follow
THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH A DUFFER FILLED COUNTRY CALLED INDIA IS STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMIES OF RUSSIA,U.S,ISRAEL,FRANCE ,BRITAIN..THESE COUNTRIES MUST BE GRATEFUL TO INDIA FOR THIS
Deepak - Karnataka - 1 hour ago -Follow
Here too UPA got 3 Awacs for 1.1 billion but Modiji is paying more for the lesser number!!!.
proud Indian - cow country - 2 hours ago
China could not buy AWACS, drones from anyone, how come they have more AWACs and drones than the mighty India?
Shinto James - Location - 4 hours ago -Follow
RAFALE ALSO MAKES IN FRANCE..2 CRORE JOBS GOT TO FRANCE..POOR INDIANS.
Prashant - Mumbai - 14 mins ago -Follow
We are not manufacturing these defence requirements our selves because of kickback. Right from the defence personnel to Political party. Every body gets huge extra money. New leader is required to change this.
Mahesh - 19 mins ago -Follow
Does India study and try to understand the Technology behind it. We have been building Russian aircrafts under licence but barely tried to learn anything from it and develop out technologies. On the other hand Chinese have been able to study crashed American aircrafts and copy or develop advanced technologies including stealth from them. Hope the scientific community and government takes note of it.
Prashant - Mumbai - 20 mins ago -Follow
We export our scientist to the world then why we can not manufacture these items here. It is total failure of current leadership. We need a leader who can create institutions for manufacturing our own requirements.
Freedom & Progress - 27 mins ago -Follow
Such useless waste of money. India can’t even make its own guns. Spend the money on improving Science Education and develop local industry.
R T - 42 mins ago -Follow
Here is Modi stuffing more money into Ambani''s pocket. Dear R, is it the right pocket or the left pocket? Rahul is an IDIOT.
Smoking - Land of Cannabis Indica - 1 hour ago -Follow
Buy from anyone but please don't buy from Jews..
They kill innocent Palestinian kids.
kudo modi - mad cow country - 2 hours ago
Whenever India buys arms from foreign country to be a superpower, Indians are very proud and kudo to their Modi.