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India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m

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posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m


India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32bn rupees ($525m), the source said after a meeting of India’s Defence Acquisition Council. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s five-month-old government wants to clear a backlog of defence orders and boost India’s firepower, amid recent border tensions with China and heavy exchanges of fire with Pakistan across the Kashmiri frontier. “National security is the paramount concern of the government,” the source quoted Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the finance portfolio, as telling the procurement panel. “All hurdles and bottlenecks in the procurement process should be addressed expeditiously so that the pace of acquisition is not stymied.”

Even more proof that America needs to cut off aid to Israel. We give them billions for military aid but they are able to build enough weapons to sell on the market? If they are able to build these to sell then why were they begging America for missiles for the Iron Dome when they can just build them themselves surly they have reversed engineered or stolen the plans on how to build them by now. It's time to petition the government and tell them it's time to cut off the welfare nation of Israel.




posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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I agree. Also 525mil is a steal.



posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
India spurns US offer and purchases guided missiles from Israel for $525m


India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32bn rupees ($525m), the source said after a meeting of India’s Defence Acquisition Council. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s five-month-old government wants to clear a backlog of defence orders and boost India’s firepower, amid recent border tensions with China and heavy exchanges of fire with Pakistan across the Kashmiri frontier. “National security is the paramount concern of the government,” the source quoted Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the finance portfolio, as telling the procurement panel. “All hurdles and bottlenecks in the procurement process should be addressed expeditiously so that the pace of acquisition is not stymied.”

Even more proof that America needs to cut off aid to Israel. We give them billions for military aid but they are able to build enough weapons to sell on the market? If they are able to build these to sell then why were they begging America for missiles for the Iron Dome when they can just build them themselves surly they have reversed engineered or stolen the plans on how to build them by now. It's time to petition the government and tell them it's time to cut off the welfare nation of Israel.


Giving aid to any country is much more about keeping that nation beholden and indebted to the U.S. than actually "helping" anyone.



posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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Good post. I like the way you think.




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