• Monday, September 26, 2022

ASIA

Govt not to acquire Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The government has decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from Israel for the Army, and asked premier defence research laboratory DRDO to develop it with indigenous technology. The government has decided to retract the Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure the Spike missiles from an Israeli firm, official sources said. The sources indicated that the proposal to acquire the missile system faced hurdles when Israeli side apparently expressed reservations in ensuring full transfer of technology as per the provisions of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. They said the decision to retract…

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