Indian Air Force gets a major boost in aerial firepower from Israel
NEW DELHI: In a major boost for India`s aerial firepower, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to receive the `building blaster` version of the Balakot air strike-fame Spice-2000 bombs by mid-September.
Top IAF sources told ANI that the Spice-2000 bombs are scheduled to be delivered to the IAF from Israel around mid-September along with the Mark 84 warhead and bombs which can destroy buildings completely.
The supply of these weapons from Israel will happen around the time when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to visit India for a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The IAF had signed a contract with Israel in June this year for acquiring more than 100 Spice 2000 bombs under the emergency procurement powers of the services given by the Narendra Modi government.The contract was signed as the Air Force wanted to acquire the bombs.