Skip to comments.Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakistan nuclear strikes
Posted on 04/03/2014 3:57:53 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
LONDON India and Israel have concluded an agreement to assemble a ballistic missile defense system.
Indian sources said Jerusalem and New Dehli concluded more than two years of negotiations with an agreement in principle to build a BMD system for India.
The sources said the system would be designed to protect against nuclear warheads fired from China or Pakistan.
This system would integrate Indian and Israeli assets into a layered defense network, a source said.
The sources said the Indian Defense Ministry agreed to the project. But the two sides were preparing for contract negotiations that could extend into late 2014.
Israel has long offered a partnership in BMD development, particularly the Arrow system by Israel Aerospace Industries. The sources said New Dehli began to express strong interest only in 2013 when Israel proposed a program that would integrate and enhance Indian air defense assets.
The Indians were looking for Israeli expertise and technology that would allow New Dehli to eventually work on its own in BMD, the source said. They were not interested in an off-the-shelf Arrow purchase.
The intiial agreement would partner IAI as well as Israels state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems with Indias Defense Research and Development Organization, Bharat Dynamics and Bharat Electronics. All of the participants are state-owned entities, and Bharat Electronics has developed the Prithvi air defense system, scheduled for deployment in 2015.
The attractiveness of the proposal is that India could contribute any asset deemed suitable for missile defense, including radars, interceptors and launchers, the source said. Because the network is meant to protect against a range of threats, no existing or future Indian system could be ruled out.
Disarming Pakistan of its nuclear weapons should be the USA’s number one foreign policy goal.
For sure. And Iran of its development facilities.
According to the kind of people that elect presidents like comrade obama, missile defense systems don’t work. I guess that means he’ll have to get rid of the Indians as well as the Israelis before they succeed.