- India has signed a deal with Russia for buying ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missiles for its fleet of Mi-35 attack helicopters.
- The deal for acquiring ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missiles was signed with Russia under the emergency clauses.
- Under the emergency financial powers given to the three services (Army, Navy, Air force), they can buy the equipment of their choice within three months at a cost of up to Rs 300 crore per case.
- The IAF has earlier acquired the Spice 2000 guided bombs and various other bombs and missiles under these provisions to equip itself with sudden war.
- The Army is also acquiring the Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles from Israel and Igla-S Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) from Russia under the same provisions.
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