India’s defense Ministry approved the purchase from Russia of 240 bombs

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan — RIA Novosti. The defence Minister of India Nirmala Seetharaman approved the proposal on the purchase of RF 240 bombs for the air force, said in a statement.

“The proposal for procurement of 240 bombs of the Russian company “Rosoboronexport” for a total amount of 12 billion 540 million rupees (around 196 million dollars). These bombs belong to the category of high-precision weaponry are already used by the air forces of India. This transaction is intended to remedy the lack of precision weapons in the Arsenal of the Indian air force, as well as to strengthen their offensive capacity”, — said in a statement, a copy of which was made available to RIA Novosti.

Another proposal, which was approved by the Minister of defence of India, for the procurement in Israel of 131 missiles anti-aircraft missile system (ADMS) Barak, as well as associated equipment. The total amount of transactions amounts to 4.6 billion rupees (almost $ 72 million).

“These missiles belong to the class “earth-air”, they used the SAM, sea-based to defeat anti-ship missiles,” — said the Agency.