India missiles sent to Israel for trials, stuck in South Korea since 1 month

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New Delhi, August 11: Due to Israel's ongoing attacks on Gaza, four Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR- SAM) Indian missiles have been languishing in South Korea since one month.

The missiles jointly made by India's Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) were dispatched to Israel, last month for trials.

These missiles hold significance as they will help India in its defence preparedness.

In a step forward in defence research, the missiles constructed by DRDO were sent to Israel for testing.

The missiles were loaded in a South Korean airlines in July 2014. When the airlines carrying missiles reached Seoul, then Israel launched attacks in Gaza on July 8, then the South Korean government cancelled all flights to Tel Aviv, due to safety reasons.

South Korean government has presently halted all its airlines to Tel Aviv, till the time attacks are going on.

Meanwhile, the sources in defence ministry said that due to ongoing circumstances, the Indian government is finding ways how to transport missiles to Israel.

The missiles had to be tested in Israel four-five months back, but due to glitches, there was delay in dispatching them to Israel.

Only after being tested in Israel, India can get to know the potential of these missiles and on its basis, other models will be designed.

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