Spike ATGM again in the purchase List of India
A few weeks back, the Ministry of Defense of India cancelled the SPIKE Anti-Tank Guided Missile Portable system as it wanted Defense Research Development Organisation to build the system in India only. However, news is coming that India is now moving ahead to purchase the SPIKE ATGM system from Israel through the government to government (G to G) route.
The decision was taken after the Army expressed its desire to procure proven systems like Spike ATGM which is developed by Rafael Advanced Systems of Israel.
Just last month, the MOD cancelled the Request for Proposals (RFP) for 8,000 Israeli spike missiles as DRDO developed Nag ATGM with seeker software and was confident that it can build a world-class portable ATGM system.