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Published on Apr 11, 2009

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Israel and India military strenght. Thanks too sunnyboyyee and MatanG2 for the clips.
uring the tenure of the Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), relations between India and Israel blossomed.[6] The relations have continued to grow ever since the Indian National Congress (INC) came to power in 2004. By 2008, bilateral trade between India and Israel exceeded US$4 billion and Israel was India's second-largest military supplier after Russia.[7] It was expected that Israel would overtake Russia as the largest arms supplier to India,[8] which it did in 2009.[9]

As of 2008, India has bought more than US$5 billion worth of Israeli equipment since 2002. In addition, Israel is training Indian military units and discussing an arrangement to give Indian commandos instruction in counter-terrorist tactics and urban warfare.[10] There is also growing space cooperation between the two. In February 2008, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched an Israeli spy satellite to monitor the activities of Iran.[11] Given India's strong relations with both the Arab world and Israel, it has been indicated that India can play a constructive role in the IsraeliPalestinian peace process.[12]
n 1996 India purchased 32 Searcher" Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Electronic Support Measure sensors and an Air Combat Manoeuvering Instrumentation simulator system from Israel.[22] Since then Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) has serviced several large contracts with the Indian Air Force including the upgrading of the IAF's Russian-made MiG-21 ground attack aircraft and there have been further sales of unmanned aerial vehicles as well as laser-guided bombs.
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd has signed a $2.5 billion deal with India to develop an anti-aircraft system and missiles for the country, in the biggest defense contract in the history of Israel at the time. IAI CEO Yitzhak Nissan recently visited India to finalize the agreement with heads of the defense establishment and the country's president. The Indian government has already approved the project, in the framework of which the IAI will develop for the Indian Navy and Air Force the Barak-8 missile that is capable of protecting sea vessels and ground facilities from aircraft and cruise missiles. The missile has a range of over 70 kilometres. The missile will replace the current obsolete Russian system used by India.[8]
n a significant move, Israel chose India to launch its satellites. The latest Israeli spy satellite, TecSAR, was launched by India on 22 January, 2008.[34][35] The Indian PSLV launch-vehicle was chosen instead of its own home grown Shavit rocket.[36] This was due to the cost of the PSLV being no more than $15 million (as it is a more matured system), compared to the Shavit which is close to $20 million. Besides the cost and maturity factors, the Shavit had other several critical drawbacks. The most important was the constraint on possible satellite orbits. Any launch from Israeli territory must be directed westwards, towards the sea, in order to prevent the launcher's first stages (or the satellite itself, in case of a malfunction) from falling on populated areas or on foreign (hostile) territory. A westward launch, that is, against the direction of the Earth's rotation, seriously restricts the weight of the satellite that the launch vehicle can carry. In the past, Israel also experienced several failures - the most recent example being the attempted Ofeq-6 launch in March 2004. In such cases, security links and the operational experience of a more capable partner can allow alternative, more reliable launching when needed.



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