India may revive canceled $500 million deal for Israeli missiles

January 11, 2018

The Times of Israel:

India is considering the possibility of reviving a $500 million anti-tank missile deal with Israel’s Rafael weapons manufacturer, a Delhi news agency reported Wednesday, days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit the country along with officials from the arms-maker.

On January 2, a spokesperson for Rafael Advanced Defense Systems confirmed that the company had received official notice from the Indian government that the deal for Spike anti-tank missiles had been nixed, expressing disappointment over the move.

However, Delhi is now examining whether to purchase the weapons missiles through a government-to-government deal, the Press Trust India news agency reported, quoting unnamed official sources.

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