Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by Galaxy, Nov 22, 2011.
Israeli air force chief in India, looks to expand ties
Nov 22, 2011
India and Israel continue to silently expand their already expansive ties in the fields of defence and homeland security, at a time when Tel Aviv is threatening military action to quell Iranâ€™s nuclear ambitions despite New Delhi seeking a diplomatic resolution.
Israeli Air Force commander-in-chief, Major-General Ido Nehushtan, is the latest in the series of high-level visits to India, which are kept under the radar due to political sensitivities, to further bolster the â€œbilateral strategic partnershipâ€.
This comes close after Israeli minister of public safety Yitzhak Aharonovitch held wide-ranging discussions with home minister P Chidambaram on ways to expand ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing during his low-profile visit to New Delhi. Maj-Gen Nehushtan, on his part, discussed military cooperation with IAF chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne on Monday, and is slated to meet his naval and army counterparts and other MoD officials on Tuesday.
Interestingly, as recently reported by TOI, India is all set to order another two advanced Israeli Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), capable of detecting hostile aircraft, cruise missiles and other incoming aerial threats far before ground-based radars, at a cost of over $800 million.
Israel is the second-largest defence supplier to India, next only to Russia. From Heron and Searcher UAVs, Harpy and Harop â€œkillerâ€ drones to Barak anti-missile defence systems and Green Pine radars, Python and Derby air-to-air missiles, Israel notches up military sales
Israeli air force chief in India, looks to expand ties | idrw.org
Already posted yesterday.
We should Buy Missile defence system (Iron Dome and David Sling) and induct Air Defence System (SpyDer).
India should provide secret refueling facilities to the israeli Air Force.
india and israel are the two non muslim countries on the both ends of the middle east! they MUST co-operate with each other...
Somebody tel the chief we want the ELTA EL/M-2052
Lol...apart from F-15 the Wiki says its suitable for Mirage 2000, Mig-29 and Tejas......I bet an Indian edited it.
Now that the American jets are out of MRCA, I think we can negotiate the radar with Israel(and US, obviously).
sorry sir but the vote bank wont agree
you cover my back, i will cover your back.
We should Buy Missile defence system (Iron Dome and David Sling) and induct Air Defence System (SpyDer and Barak-2) ASAP. I am not so sure of AAD/PDV (Even testing of PDV is still awaited).
Iron dome is more for Katusiya type rockets, the SPYDER we have have bought provide more than enough coverage then David's sling and Iron Dome combined, if anything we should try to get the beam weapon NAUTILUS.
India should give an airbase to Israel somewhere in Cochin/Lakshwdeep. We should also Buy Iron Dome, David Sling, More combat UAV and Phalcon.
Actually you are right. David Sling/Iron dome is good for Israel/Singapore since they have to cover only small area. We have vast area to cover. But we need LRSAM capable of destroying Missiles like S-400, Patriot System, Arrow-2.
May be they can increase the range ?? They developed Iron Dome from Barak only. So, I think it's possible. I read a very amazing statement from Israeli top defence official in favour of India last year. If i will find that news, I will post. It was about secret deal.
Isreali tourists are in big numbers in a beach near Trivaandrum. They can stay as long as they want.
They are a treat to the eyes , esp the babes.
What are the strategic relationship that they are wanting to cement?
May be India and Israel are only 2 countries situated in 50 Islamic country and facing same kind of threat but from different countries and terror groups. We both need each other for mutual benefit. We support Israel in Middle-East and they support in South Asia matter. Indeed, They are always more than wiling to support us. India is one of the most favoured nation for Israel after U.S., I suppose.
It would be better if they consulted in our ABM program from what I know they are working on AVATAR with us??
Israel is weary with US drifting apart from them in foreign policy matters.Israel is looking outside at other nations for relations.
Few years back, U.S. denied Israel to sell Arrow ABM to India. don't know any current deal. At least, There is no such news on public domain. But I think there must be some secret deals which we don't know as Israel is one of the most reliable and strategic partner.
look at post #18 in the link. They can work with us in our programs without USA's permission.
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