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Strengthening India’s air defense with Russian Igla missiles

The media reported on Tuesday that the Indian Army has signed a contract with Russia to receive and produce a type of missile defense system as it continues to strengthen itself.

According to the Fars News Agency International Group, the media reported on Tuesday the strengthening of India’s air defense with Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles.

according to the news network website report “TART” quoted by “Tass” news agency, in the midst of the war with Ukraine, Russia signed a contract to supply hand-held anti-aircraft missiles “Igla” to India and allow their production in this country under has signed the license.

Igla S is a shower-launched air defense system that can be fired by a person or a crew to shoot down enemy aircraft.

Igla is an upgraded variant of the Russian SAM air defense missiles. The new seeker on this missile has increased its effective range and speed. : “We have already signed the relevant document and now we are organizing the production of this missile in India together with a private Indian company.”

India is the largest arms importer in the world and Russia is still its largest supplier. The years 2018 to 2022 accounted for 45% of India’s arms imports. France accounts for 29% and the United States for 11% of India’s arms imports. They have announced important military contracts, and the foreign ministers’ meeting last Friday called their growing participation in facing the geopolitical challenges of the region.

“Anthony US Secretary of State Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin last Friday with Indian Foreign and Defense Ministers Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh in New Delhi as part of the annual “2+2” dialogue on the Indian region. and the Pacific Ocean was focused, they met.

The Ministry of Defense of India announced the test of a short-range indigenous ballistic missile to be deployed on the border with China and Pakistan. is given.

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