Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakistan

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  1. Prometheus

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    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 Israel’s state-owned
    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems with India’s 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.”

    Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakistan nuclear strikes | World Tribune
     
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    Re: Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakis

    Welcome development, they have not said much still said lots of things.
     
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    Re: Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakis

    The Israeli component can be RADAR/System Integration which is a welcome dev.
     
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    Re: Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakis

    That's a good news :thumb: BMD is must for us.
     
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    More relating to network centric operations. They are the world leader.
    We are ok in radar and missile.
     
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    I think one of the major area where we lack is satellite missile launch detection system. It is very difficult tech. Recent MH370 airline suspence shows how difficult is to find plane, now just imagine how difficult it will be find missile launchs.

    years ago in NDA era when GOI requested for satellite from Isreal same was rejected by them. No news that ISRO is working on something like that.
     
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    A strong India is in the best interest of a strong Israel.
     
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    Money is primary then comes security. They have always over charge us.
     
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    The intrinsic value of the purchase does not only include hardware but also "soft-power". Also Israel is not going to renounce India since the relationship is valuable for Israel (and same goes for India).

    The other way to look at it why India still does that. The answer would be because it can. Too many rationalization and strong foundation in the relationship.

    Some might say that paying more is also a deficiency of the process how India makes purchase. Israel would and can provide better terms but at this moment that is not what India and Israel are concern about in the overall scheme of things would be my belief.

    (A point of note: are there Indian tenders that Israel is competing on price and overall package considerations against the others and what are the chances for them to win (there you will get the value of the relationship).)
     
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