Approval of Purchase of Guided bomb and Barrack missiles

Purchase of 240 precision bombs, 131 Barak missiles approved

Question: Recently two defense deals worth over Rs 1700 crore were sanctioned by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Under this clearance target-guided bombs will be procured from which of the following countries?
(a) Israel
(b) Russia
(c) America
(d) France
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On January 2nd, 2018, two defense deals worth over Rs 1700 crore were approved by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • These deals include the purchase of target-guided bomb and barrack missiles.
  • 240 target-guided bombs will be procured from Russia, which will cost Rs. 1254 crores.
  • In the second deal, 131 Barrack missiles of cost Rs. 460 crores will be procured from Israel’s M / s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Limited.
  • These Barrack missiles are surface to air missiles designed to be used as a shipborne anti-missile defence system against anti-ship missiles.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/precision-bombs-barak-missiles-nirmala-indian-navy-air-force-sitharaman-5009052/
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/purchase-of-240-precision-bombs-131-barak-missiles-approved/articleshow/62337956.cms

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