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Process to Procure Missiles by the Indian Army is Underway

The Indian Army is in the process of procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles from Israel and Igla-S Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) from Russia.
Process to Procure Missiles by the Indian Army is Underway

Details:

  • The Indian Army is doing this through a set of new financial powers for emergency procurements sanctioned by the Defence Ministry.
  • The Request For Proposal (RFP) for the two deals have been issued and the negotiations are ongoing.
  • Under the latest emergency financial powers, armed forces have been given a free hand to procure equipment worth upto Rs.300 crore on a priority basis.
  • Under the emergency route, the Army is looking to procure about 12 launchers and around 250 missiles for each system.
  • Deliveries have to be completed in three months, but extendable to six months.

Question:

Q. The Indian Army is in the process of procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles and Igla-S Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) from which countries respectively? 
a. France & United States
b. Israel and Russia
c. Sweden & Britain
d. Russia & Germany
Process to Procure Missiles by the Indian Army is Underway Process to Procure Missiles by the Indian Army is Underway Reviewed by Neha on May 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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