The Economic Times:
When indigenous missile programs “Trishul” and “Akash” failed to live up to expectations after multiple trials and amidst the growing need for long range SAMs (surface to air missiles), India partnered with Israel to create a new medium shipborne air defence missile system. The Barak-1 system, which was already in service with both Indian and Israeli navies, was chosen to be further enhanced into a superior air defense missile system.
Initially developed as a shipborne air defense missile system for navy only, it subsequently evolved into a medium range SAM for land forces. The current version is called Barak-8, which has been jointly designed and developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Rafael, Elta Systems and other companies.