India, Israel to focus on joint R&D in defense, share Intelligence



New Delhi (PTI): In the backdrop of increased al-Qaida activity in the region, India and Israel have decided to share intelligence on regular basis as part of efforts to fight terrorism jointly... Israel has emerged as India’s second largest weapon supplier with arms sales almost touching five billion US dollars in 2007… Click for full article.

(and also see this article)

There may be a few hiccups, political or otherwise, along the way but India and Israel will now ‘further intensify’ their already robust defence ties, which saw New Delhi do military business worth over a whopping $7 billion with Tel Aviv since the 1999 Kargil conflict. From man-portable miniature UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and advanced radars to missile systems and electronic warfare suites, the two nations have decided to focus on more and more joint R&D projects rather than just continue with a mere buyer-seller kind of relationship, said sources… Click for full article


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