April 30, 2019

The Army is in the process of procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missiles from Israel and Igla-S VSHORAD from Russia through a set of new financial powers for emergency procurements.


  • Earlier this month, the Ministry of Defence sanctioned New emergency Financial powers to the three armed forces.

  • Under the latest emergency financial powers, armed forces have been given a free hand to procure critical equipment worth up to ₹300 crore on a priority basis.

  • Entirely new systems not in use can also be procured under the new powers.

  • Under this route, the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the 2 deals have been issued and negotiations are ongoing. These 2 deals are procuring Spike-LR Anti-Tank Missile from Israel and Igla-S Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) from Russia.

Source : The Hindu