India plans to buy missile from Israel

India plans to buy missile from Israel

Sat Aug 9, 2014 9:51AM GMT

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has voted for a motion to purchase 262 Barak-I anti-ship missiles and spare parts from Tel Aviv, despite the country’s recent vote against Israel for its human rights violations in Gaza.

The USD 163 million deal approved last week was initiated under the former Defense Minister AK Antony in December 2014.

The move comes two weeks after India voted for a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution against Tel Aviv on its Gaza offensive.

In late July, the UN agency announced its decision to launch an investigation into the Israeli brutal military campaign in Gaza shortly after its chief Navi Pillay said that there is a “strong possibility” that Tel Aviv was violating international law in its military operations against the coastal sliver.

The Israeli military aggression against Gaza, which began on July 8, has claimed the lives of more than 1,900 Palestinians, including at least 400 children, and wounded over 9,500 others. Palestinian resistance movements have retaliated by launching rockets into Israel.

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