India Buys More Russian, American Missile Systems For Navy
- India had asked to buy one Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS), which includes one Harpoon Intermediate Level maintenance station
- India has usually bought weapons from Russia, but in the last 20 years, it has also bought a lot of weapons from the U.S. and France.
India wants to buy weapon systems from both the US and Russia for about USD 200 million. This comes at a time when the US and Russia are at odds over Ukraine.
The Indian Navy wants to buy more than 20 Klub anti-ship cruise missiles from Russia and parts for the American Harpoon anti-ship missile system, according to a plan by the defense forces that is well on its way through the defense ministry.
They said that the Klub missile, which comes from Russia, is on both surface boats and submarines in the Indian Navy. It has been one of the imported weapons for a long time.
Under a foreign military sales route, the Harpoon missile system is estimated to cost the Indian Navy about USD 80 million.
The sale of the Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and other equipment to India has already been allowed by the US Congress.
The Indian Navy already has Harpoon weapons on its aircraft and submarines that fight against submarines.
India had asked to buy one Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS), which includes one Harpoon Intermediate Level maintenance station, spare and repair parts, support, and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, staff training, US Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other logistics and program support services.
India has usually bought weapons from Russia, but in the last 20 years, it has also bought a lot of weapons from the U.S. and France.