India inks historic $2 billion defense deal with Israel

India inks historic $2 billion defense deal with Israel
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NEW DELHI: (APP) India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel.

The deal will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries provide India with an advanced defence system of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications technology, the company said in a statement Thursday.

The Israeli firm will also supply a naval defence system including long-range surface-to-air missiles for India's first aircraft carrier, which is still under construction.

Comment was not immediately available from India's defence ministry.

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