New Delhi, July.(Udaipur Kiran): The deal worth Rs. 200 crore for “Strum Ataka” anti tank missile has been signed by India with Russia. Under emergency clause of this contract, the missile will be supplied by September end this year. This missile will be added to fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force to increase its capabilities to confront enemy tanks.
It is noteworthy that Indian Air Force is also in process of procuring Apache Gunships from US this year and it has already acquired stand off weapon system and air-to-air missiles for war emergencies. Besides this, Spike Anti tank missile from France and Igla-S air defence missile from Russia will also be obtained by Indian Army to equip itself for war.
According to government sources, the forces have been given emergency powers to buy war equipments with maximum cost of Rs. 300 crores Pulwama attack. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also presented the procurements by the forces last week.