Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is due to visit India in the first visit of its kind since bilateral relations were established. The defense minister will meet senior Indian counterparts, and visit the Aero India defense trade exhibition, to be held in Bangalore from February 18 to 21.
India and Israel are jointly developing the Barak 8 air and missile defense system. India’s Defense Research and Development Organization is working with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on the project. It will deployed by the Israel Navy and the Indian Defense Forces.
In October, IAI announced a successful trial the Barak 8 Air after it shot down a target that simulated an incoming hostile aircraft.