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Mega defence deals likely during PM Modi’s trip to Israel

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Israel has said, a raft of mega defence deals are likely to be sealed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the Jewish nation which will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country.

Ahead of the visit, which is likely to take place in July, the Israeli envoy Daniel Carmon told media that it will be a big visit, reflecting the depth of cooperation between the two countries in a range of key areas. He said, ties between the two countries have expanded manifold in the last few years in diverse sectors and both countries are resolved to deepen the engagement further.

The much-awaited deal for Barak-8 air defence missile systems for the navy and procurement of Spike anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army are expected to be firmed up during Mr Modi’s visit to Tel Aviv. A number of other defence deals are also likely to be discussed.

In February, India had cleared a 17,000 crore rupees deal for jointly developing with Israel a medium-range surface-to-air missile for the army. Mr Modi’s visit coincides with the establishment of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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