Tagged: Israel

Trump Administration will boost India-US-Israel Tri-Lateral Partnership

The optics of the U.S.-Israel relations will change for the better under the incoming Donald Trump administration and this will have a positive impact on India’s relations with both, said a senior functionary of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), an influential advocacy group. Jason Isaacson, AJC’s Director of International Affairs, who recently returned from Israel,…

Pakistan Defense Minister Tweets Threat to Israel in Response to Fake News Story

Defense Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif started a Twitter tiff with Israel in response to a fake news article that said Israel threatened retaliation if Pakistan got involved in Syria. " Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH — Khawaja…

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet that Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) whole F-35 project was too…

India moves to enhance strategic ties with Japan and Israel

India has taken important steps in recent weeks to enhance its military-strategic ties with Japan and Israel, both close US allies. These steps are aimed at aggressively pursuing the Indian elite’s great power ambitions in the broader Asian and Indian Ocean regions against its main rivals, China and Pakistan. At the same time, they are…

India quietly signs $1.4bn deal for 2 AWACS and 10 Heron TP UAV’s with Israel

  India quietly signed two contracts worth $1.4bn with Israel Aerospace Industries for the purchase of two additional Phalcon/IL-76 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) valued at $1 billion and 10 Heron TP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) during the recent visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivil to India. The contracts were signed in New…

Israel ‘using Indian tax money to oppress’ Palestinians :: Arab Media

A group of Indian activists has denounced Israel's "undemocratic and exclusionary regime of apartheid" towards Palestine, as India welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for a week-long state visit. "India’s economic linkage with Israel channels our public money through military deals to Israeli arms companies that transform these funds into lethal military technology applied in the…

Israel president Reuven Rivlin leaves for six-day visit to India

Terming India as a “close friend”, Israel President Reuven Rivlin has left for New Delhi on a six-day visit to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries that he said were places of “innovation and inspiration”. Rivlin, who is arriving with a large delegation of businessmen and academics, will join President Pranab Mukherjee in…

JOKE OF THE DAY:We can destroy Israel in ‘less than 12 minutes’ :: The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff has claimed that the Republic Islamic of Pakistan is capable of destroying the 'Jewish nation' in less than 12 minutes, the latest of a long series of threats against what it deems as the “Zionist regime.” “If Israel tries to invade our sacred sites in Palestine, we will raze…

Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Missile System will provide ‘Unmatched’ Air Defence capability to Armed Forces

India and Israel are jointly developing and producing the Barak 8 missile system for the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF). While the long range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) variant is meant for the Indian Navy, the medium range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) version has been developed for the IAF. The missile system can detect…

India wants to expand ‘Strategic Military’ ties with Israel ; wary of cost of joint ventures

  India plans to further expand its strategic ties with Israel through more R&D projects to develop hi-tech weapon systems, as also clinch several deals in the pipeline, but has expressed concern over the exorbitant costs involved in deploying a jointly-developed surface-to-air missile system on frontline Indian warships. Sources said this came through in the…

GLOBAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS: DOWNSIZING BUT MODERNIZING

While the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future. At the start of 2016 nine states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea—possessed approximately 4120 operationally…

Indo-Israeli Barak-8 Air Defence System achieves a ‘hat-trick’

Scoring a hat-trick, India today successfully test fired the new surface-to-air missile developed jointly with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast in a third consecutive trial of the air defence system. The missile with a strike range of 70 km was launched at 1020 hours from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur, a…

India successfully test-fires Barak-8 Medium Range SAM Missile

India on Thursday successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The medium range missile (MR—SAM), a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours,…

India acquires 164 Rafael Litening targeting pod

Rafael will supply 164 examples of its Litening targeting pod to the Indian air force, for use on four types of combat aircraft including New Delhi’s Sukhoi Su-30 fighters. Guy Oren, director of Rafael's electro-optical systems unit, says the pods will be delivered in the next couple of years. The company adds that the new…

Israeli Spyder system emerges as frontrunner for Indian Army’s air defence needs

NEW DELHI: The Israeli Spyder system has emerged as the frontrunner for an Army requirement for a fast reaction air defence cover against enemy aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Army's short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) programme, which was started in 2011, is nearing final selection that will lead to a contract valued at over Rs…