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Arms Sales India to resume £360m arms deal with Israel

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU has said that a £360 million anti-tank missile deal that India shelved with Israel is back on the table.

After the Israeli leader held talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi, the Indian government said it would resume the deal with arms-maker Rafael. India was said to have pulled out in favour of backing the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation to develop the missiles.

Mr Netanyahu said that “there will be many more deals.”

Israel is India’s third-largest supplier of weapons after the US and Russia. Last year, Israel’s state-owned IAI announced over £1.5 billion in air and missile contracts with India.

India has also bought more than 150 Israeli-made drones, and an Israeli firm will supply weapons for India’s first aircraft carrier, which is under construction.


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