US approves missile sales to India
On April 14, 2020, the United States approved missiles sales to India. They are the Torpedoes lightweight missiles and Harpoon air-launched missiles. The missiles are being sold at 155 million USD
The cost of Harpoon missiles is 92 million USD and that of Torpedoes is 63 million USD. The missiles will help India to improve its capability against threats from enemy weapon system. The lightweight Torpedoes will be used to in anti-submarine warfare missions.
The Harpoon is an anti-ship missile used to attack an enemy boat or ship. The torpedoes is an underwater missile that can be launched below or above the water.
According to the US, the missiles will help the United States to strengthen one of its major defence partner. Also, it will help in bringing peace, political stability and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific region.
India will use the missiles strengthen its homeland defences. Also, these missiles are completely compatible with India’s p-81 aircrafts and therefore, there are no difficulties for India to absorb these systems in its armed forces.
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