State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has struck a deal worth almost $2 billion to supply India's army and navy with missile defense systems, the company said on Thursday, describing it as Israel's largest ever defense deal. IAI said in a statement it would supply an advanced air defense system, including medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications and control technology, to the Indian army for around $1.6 billion.An additional naval defense system, including long-range surface-to-air missiles, would be deployed on India's first aircraft carrier, which is still being built, the statement said.The value of that deal was not disclosed, but IAI said the total package was worth nearly $2 billion.Israel is one of the top three arms suppliers to India, which shares borders with nuclear-armed China and Pakistan

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Topic: Complete shutdown being observed today to boycott sham Indian parliamentary elections in the territory

In occupied Kashmir, day of pledge reaffirmation is being observed today, as part of the campaign for the boycott of sham Indian parliamentary elections in the territory.Call for the observance of the day was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “These so-called elections will make everything clear; whether people love the martyrs or fall into the trap of those who kill and blind our children.”The whole world is keenly observing the people of Kashmir whether they will boycott the pro-India elements whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people or support them.“This is a testing time and a matter of honour for us. We have to give a befitting reply to pro-India elements and make them accountable for the blood they shed of innocents.”




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