India Strike Used Israeli-Made Weapons, Report Says
The Indian Air Force fired multiple missiles utilizing Israeli-made Spice-2000 guidance kits, Indian news outlet The Print reported
Tensions between India and Pakistan have been on the rise since a suicide bombing on February 14 hit an Indian paramilitary convoy in Kashmir, that killed 40 Indian soldiers. Jaish-e-Mohammed, a group that is classified as a terrorist group by the United Nations, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prime Minister Imran Khan offers India to settle issues through dialogue.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) February 27, 2019
Manufactured by Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., the Spice-2000 kits turn air-droppable unguided warheads into precision-guided weapons.
Rafael declined Calcalist’s request for comment.
India accounted for 49% of Israeli arms export between 2013 and 2017, making Israel the third largest supplier to India, according to a 2017 report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2017 alone, $2 billion worth of missile system deals were signed between state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India, making up nearly 22% of Israel’s overall $9.2 billion in arms exports sales that year.