India buys upgraded Israeli air defences for $1.1bn

TEL AVIV Mon Nov 9, 2009 8:00pm IST

Indian army chief General Deepak Kapoor in Beerwah, about 40 km (24 miles) north of Srinagar, October 6, 2007. Israel has signed a $1.1 billion contract to supply an upgraded tactical air defence system to India, with delivery expected by 2017, an Israeli official said on Monday. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files

Indian army chief General Deepak Kapoor in Beerwah, about 40 km (24 miles) north of Srinagar, October 6, 2007. Israel has signed a $1.1 billion contract to supply an upgraded tactical air defence system to India, with delivery expected by 2017, an Israeli official said on Monday.

Credit: Reuters/Danish Ismail/Files

Related Topics

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has signed a $1.1 billion contract to supply an upgraded tactical air defence system to India, with delivery expected by 2017, an Israeli official said on Monday.

The sale of the Barak-8 systems came as India's army chief, General Deepak Kapoor, held high-level talks in Israel, India's biggest defence supplier.

Made by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., the Barak-8 is designed for use aboard ships and can shoot down incoming missiles, planes and drones. The most advanced version can be also deployed on land, the Israeli official said.

India has already acquired an earlier generation of the Barak system, the official said.

The Barak-8 contract was signed in April, and delivery of the systems will take place "over the next six to eight years".

The Indian embassy in Tel Aviv had no immediate comment.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Louise Ireland)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

AFGHANISTAN ELECTION

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Everest Tragedy

Everest Tragedy

Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord.  Full Article 

Hamilton Wins

Hamilton Wins

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two.  Full Article 

Monte Carlo Masters

Monte Carlo Masters

Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters.  Full Article 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Pope presides at Vatican Mass leading Catholics into Easter.  Full Article 

Box Office

Box Office

'Captain America' soars again, tops 'Rio 2' to win U.S. box office.  Full Article 

Bollywood

Bollywood

Movie Review: 2 States.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage