India & Israel to co-develop hi-tech won sy ems
NEW DELHI: India and Israel now plan to further crank up their already expansive defence partnership by going in more co-development and co-production projects of high-tech won sy ems and exporting them to other friendly countries.
A new sub-group to prome such joint projects, under the overarching joint working group on defence cooperation headed by Indian defence secretary and his Israeli counterpart, was set up on Thursday.
The main focus of the sub-working group (SWG) on defence industrial cooperation will be on transfer of technology, co-development and co-production, technology security, Artificial Intelligence, innovation and joint export to third countries.
Israel has been among the top four arms suppliers to India for almost two decades now, notching military sales worth around $1 billion every year. “With the Indian defence industry now also becoming stronger, the need was felt for the two countries to establish more R&D, co-development and co-production projects,” said a senior offi al on Friday.
“Israel is a world leader in missiles, sensors, cyber-security and various defence sub-sy ems,” he added. The SWG will be headed by Sanjay Jaju, joint secretary (defence industries production) in the Indian defence ministry and Eyal Calif, director Asia & Pacific from the Israeli one.
This comes at a time when the Indian armed forces are inducting the next-generation Barak-8 surface-to-air missile sy ems under three joint DRDO-Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) projects worth over Rs 30,000 crore.
Israeli companies like IAI, Rafael Advanced Defense Sy ems, Elbit and Elta Sy ems have also formed seven joint ventures with Indian companies. An MoU, for instance, was inked between the Kalyani Group and Rafael on Thursday.
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India should immediately test Agni - 6 with a range of 12000 kms.
Israel is the and trusted defense partner with India. This partnership should continue.
Israel is a highly developed and technologically advanced nation with some wons sy ems that even the US does not have ..
India Growing Stronger n Smarter under Modi ji... Beware !!!
De Abreu Remittance
God bless Israel and India. We will teach chinks the lesson for bullying.
india israel partnership must flourish
Hope like other projects this too doesn't remain on paper and in dreams... Indian bureaucratic sy em is worst when it comes to project execution takes ages to get the nod... by the time project materializes it's obsolete technology
Balbir Singh Mehndiratta
India should get technology transfer from Israel and develop its own Arms industry to save precious foreign exchange.
Why do we not yet have the anti drone sy ems that the USA and Israel have which we urgently need to prevent Pakistan and from sending arms thru drones from across our borders . We need these Anti drone sy ems fast before it is too late
Israeli brains and Indian low cost manufacturing can produce defense technologies for the consumption of rest of the world. Israel with its small territory and population cannot scale up manufacturing for the world, which India can. But Israelis produce cutting edge technologies with their research. It will be a win-win partnership for India and Israel.
good job by india. we need to showcase our strengths in defense equipment of latest model so that and Pakistan will think twice before attacking india
Israel is the best partner India can get in this world. This must continue
Decision on India and Israel to co-develop hi-tech won sy ems is a great achievement in the Country;s security. India's partnership with Israel on defence won sy ems is a great one. Further more Israel is trusted friend of India.
Don't buy spice bombs please, Modi wasted them on trees.
This is a time tested friendship and will grow stronger...
hindu and Jews rules the world
Congress couldn't think to manufacture a simple pistol in 70 years ruled.
Please develop jobs also.
True and best friend of india stood firm with us unconditionally during all crisis
Long live Indo- Israel Friendship.