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India will increase the purchase of Israeli made defense systems. Israeli sources told i-HLS that there is a “new era” in the defense ties between the two countries.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the purchase of 262 Israeli Barak-1 missiles for Indian Navy which will provide further boost to its growing capabilities.
The decision was made in early October by the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Modi.
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The decision is a major breakthrough in the almost frozen Indo-Israeli defense ties after series of bribery accusations against pro-Israeli officials of former government and defense officials in India.
The new deal is expected to cost more than $144 million and may pave the way for further defense contract with Israel.
According to Indian sources, the delivery of Israeli Barak missile will begin as of 2015 and about fourteen Indian Naval ships are expected to be fitted with the Barak-1.