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India awaits procurement decisions

5th September 2014 - 10:41 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


After deciding to spend $135 million on 40 Catapult artillery systems and $1.1 billion on 118 Arjun MkII MBTs, the Indian Army still has further to go.

A much-awaited decision on anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) for which the Israeli Spike missile and Raytheon’s Javelin are contenders, was deferred.

Even as the Indian Army prepares to raise over 90,000 new Mountain Strike Corps along the 4,000 km border with China by 2019, the fate of the ultra-light howitzers also continues to hang in the air.

The Letter of Acceptance for a Foreign Military Sale signed with the US to purchase 145

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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