Major defence deals with Israel
According to speculative reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Israel will include signing of major new defence deals, including the procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy. Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon stated that “India, Israel relations are big enough. The visit, when it takes place, will be very very important and will be one of the most important visits that Israel has witnessed in many many years. Israel has very good relations with India and the relationship has various facets including defence.” Barak-8 air defence missile systems for the Navy, apart from procurement of Spike anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army are expected to be confirmed during this visit, which coincides with the establishment of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.