April 1, 2009

THE BOOKENDS:

Israel rushes to India's defense (Siddharth Srivastava, 4/02/09, Asia Times)

Israel emerged as India's number one defense partner last week when it was revealed that New Delhi had signed a US$1.4 billion deal with the country to purchase a 70 kilometer shore-based and sea borne anti-missile air defense system.

This is among the bigger defense deals between the two countries and the biggest military joint venture by India with a foreign country, overtaking the India-Russia BrahMos cruise missile project.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 1, 2009 6:30 AM
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