India - Israel mega defence deals on cards in Modi's visit to Israel

India - Israel mega defence deals on cards in Modi's visit to Israel
NEW DELHI: A raft of mega defence deals, including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy, are likely to be sealed during Prime Minister Narendra Modiupcoming visit to Israel which will be the first by an Indian PM to the Jewish nation.


Ahead of the visit, which is likely to take place in July, Israeli envoy Danial said it will be a "big" visit, reflecting the depth of cooperation between the two countries in a range of key areas.



The much-awaited deal for Barak-8 air defence missile systems for the navy and procurement of Spike anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army are expected to be firmed up during Modi's visit to Tel Aviv.