Indian Air Force intends to Israel’s claim to half of the purchase of obsolete weapons, missiles
Data Figure: Russian” Pechora “medium-range surface to air missiles are the backbone of India’s air defense network
English Commonwealth Games has kicked off in New Delhi, the Indian Air Force will also take part of the security tasks. According to “The Hindu” reported recently, in New Delhi, the Indian Air Force to deploy around the Su-30, MiG-29 fighters will enter on duty around the clock alert, ready to be scrambled. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter gunships deployed, you can block suspicious low-flying targets. In addition, the Indian Army has deployed air defense units, surface to air missiles deployed in and around Delhi, ready to fly to intercept hostile targets. However, despite the seemingly strong security team, but the “Hindustan Times” reported on October 4 that the Indian Air Force has about half of the weapons and equipment outdated, and totally inconsistent with its “world’s fourth largest air force” image.
Naik quoted the words of the Indian Air Force, Air Force 50 percent of the weapons are old and outdated, for example, “Pechora” type, OSA-AK “gecko” type and other Russian-made air defense missiles service time for as long as 20 to 30 years. “We hope in 2014 to 2015 to update 20% of them.”
learned, to enhance the anti-aircraft fire, the Indian Army has plans to buy 18 sets of Israel, “Si Paide” low-altitude air defense missile, developed jointly with Israel and a range of up to 70 kilometers of new medium-range air defense missiles, but also plans to deploy eight “Akash” air defense missile units.