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Indian Spike buy ahead

20th January 2017 - 12:23 GMT | by Rohit C Silva in Delhi


The Indian Army is on the verge of acquiring the Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems to equip its infantry battalions and mechanised units.

It will give them the capability to destroy armoured vehicles and bunkers at a range of 2.5 km. 

Shephard has learned that the proposal will be put for clearance before the Prime Minister-headed Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), paving the way for hammering out a deal with Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

India had selected the Spike over the Javelin offered by US defence contractor Raytheon in 2014 but long-drawn commercial negotiations had

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Rohit C Silva


Rohit C Silva

Rohit C Silva is a Shephard special correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

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