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India signs deal to buy anti-tank missiles from Russia for its Mi-35 attack helicopters – reports

India signs deal to buy anti-tank missiles from Russia for its Mi-35 attack helicopters – reports
India has used an emergency defense provision to purchase “Strum Ataka” anti-tank missiles from Russia for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers as New Delhi continues a weapons-buying spree aimed at deterring Pakistan.

Worth an estimated Rs 200 crore (approximately $29 million), the deal was inked thanks to a new decree which expedites arms purchases.

“The deal for acquiring Strum Ataka anti-tank missiles was signed with Russia under the emergency clauses through which the missiles would be supplied within three months of contract signing,” government sources told news agency ANI.

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The weapons deal marks the latest move by India to modernize its arsenal following a brief military confrontation with Pakistan in February.

New Delhi announced at the start of June that it would purchase 100 smart bombs for an estimated $43.2 million from Israel. The same bombs were used in a strike against an alleged terrorist compound in Pakistan, which triggered February’s clash.

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