Indian Army set to get over 200 Spike anti-tank guided missiles, says report; key facts here

Indian Army to get major Israeli firepower boost! Around 210 Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and 12 launchers are expected to be delivered to the Indian Army, according to a Times Now report.

A deal worth Rs 280 crore has been sealed and the big move comes after the Indian Army was allowed to bolster its arsenal and go ahead with emergency procurement following Balakot airstrike conducted by Indian Air Force, the report states. The Indian Army vice chief is allowed to spend Rs 300 crore on a single procurement and the deal was reportedly sealed recently.

Spike anti-tank guided missile: Cost, key facts, significance

Spike anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is a fourth generation weapon system. The Multi-purpose missile system is manufactured by Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

It is a simple fire-and-forget missile with lock-on ability prior to the launch. The automatic self-guidance missile has imaging infrared seeker. It provides a shield to the army personnel. Read More

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