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India invites greater participation from Israeli defence companies

27th July, 2020 Security


  • India has invited greater participation from Israeli defence companies under the new liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) regime in defence manufacturing.


  • In May 2020, the government increased the limit for FDI in defence through the automatic route from 49% to 74%.
  • Indian Armed Forces are undertaking a series of emergency defence purchases, including from Israel, amid ongoing tensions with China.
  • The decision has been taken by the Army to order another batch of 12 launchers and around 250 missiles of Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) and additional Heron Undermanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), among others, from Israel through the emergency procurement route.

Referrence: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/border-row-with-china-figures-in-rajnaths-telephonic-talks-with-israeli-defence-minister/article32183371.ece