The Security Committee of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of India today approved the purchase of 10 thousand Russian controlled tank shells "Invar" for T-90 tanks and more than 200 missiles "BrahMos" airborne for a total of 80 billion rupees / more than 1.5 billion dollars / . It is reported by the news agency Press Trust of India, citing a source close to the Indian Ministry of Defence.
The meeting of the Security Committee was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. According to the agency, the approved amount of 60 billion rupees /$ 1.2 billion/ To be spent on the purchase to be installed on the Su-30MKI missiles "BrahMos" that are made here of the Russian-Indian joint venture "BrahMos Aerospace." First air-launched missile tests are scheduled for the end of December this year.
As for controlled tank shells "Invar" that 10 thousand of them put out of Russia, and then another 15 thousand will be produced in India by "Bharat Dynamics" / Bharat Dynamics Limited / under license. The first 1.5 thousand shells "Invar" should be taken into service by Indian armed forces in the next few years.