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India-Israel Defence Cooperation

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  • Israel has been closely working with the Indian defence forces to tailor solutions for their defence needs.

More about the India-Israel defence Cooperation

  • Evolution:
    • The defence cooperation & relationship between India & Israel has evolved over time – from being an importer of Israeli tech and equipment, Indian companies are now collaborating with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on a variety of ventures.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs):
  • Aircrafts:
  • Missiles & ammunition:
    • BARAK 8:
      • Israel Aerospace Industries and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have codeveloped a medium-range surface-to-air-missile (MRSAM), named as BARAK 8 Air defence system.
  • Joint Exercises:
    • Military-to-military engagements including joint exercises and defence industry collaboration are on the upsurge.
    • India recently participated in the Blue Flag training event with a C-130J special operations aircraft and Garud commandos.
  • Security & Counter-Terrorism:
    • There is cooperation on security issues, including a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. 
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