IAF in process of equipping Su-30MKI with Israeli SPICE-2000 bombs: Sources
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force is in the process of equipping its Su-30MKI with Israeli SPICE-2000 laser-guided bombs, as part of its effort to make the fighter jets more potent, official sources said.
Currently, the IAF's Mirage-2000 are equipped with the SPICE-2000 bombs and these aircraft were used in the pre-dawn strike on the biggest terror camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror outfit in Pakistan recently.
"The IAF is in the process of equipping Su-30MKI with Israeli SPICE-2000 bombs, to make the fighter jets more potent," official sources said.
The move comes amid heightened tensions in ties between India and Pakistan.
A fleet of Mirage 2000 deep-penetration fighter jets was chosen for the non-military, preemptive strike on February 26 on the camp of the JeM in Pakistan due to the combat aircraft's capabilities of hitting long-range targets with "pin-point" accuracy and dropping a range of bombs and missiles including laser-guided ones, government sources had earlier said.
In a statement released on February 26, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale had said that India struck the JeM's camp in Balakot and that a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated.
The air strike had escalated tensions between the two countries, with New Delhi saying its move was a "non-military and preemptive strike".
Divyansh - Pune - 1 day ago -Follow
Yeah let's not keep anything secret. What all weapons we have, where are the forward deployments of Armed forces. All can be found in the newspapers. Wake up editors!. This is the matter of national security. Do not give up sensitive information just like that. Common man does not need to know that Su30 are currently not equipped with spice2000s.
N - Location - 1 day ago -Follow
secrets out. irresponsible media.
Sam - UP - 1 day ago -Follow
There is definitely of shadow of Israel in all the air strikes. They are the best in World.
Neo The One - 1 day ago -Follow
T0ilet paper hellboundd to provide all intelligence and classified info to Pakis
Narendra Kumar Patel - bangalore - 1 day ago -Follow
How to eliminate this media terrorism? This media is day night working to foil all strategic planning of IAF. This is another threat. I am seeing this since last 15 days..all secret are supplied to enemy nations. First they put all details of Abhinanadan, that could have made his release difficult..Totally irresponsible media.
Ashish - LOCATION - 1 day ago -Follow
is it necessary to leak such information to public and most importantly media should not display such information
Krishna Sen - 1 day ago -Follow
This newspaper is owned by britishers who never loved india and this way not only helping pakistanis but also congress sonia party
Ekdesi - USA - 1 day ago -Follow
Some government officials are passing these defense operational plans to the media. Do they understand the consequences? Element of surprise is lost, unless it is meant to misguide the enemy.
Puneet - 1 day ago -Follow
Dinesh - 1 day ago -Follow
yes we need it urgently..
shail - US - 1 day ago -Follow
Government should focus of procuring Rafales and improving Tejas. Hopefully, Modi will be back for the next term and then India can focus on these two aircrafts.
Smoking - Land of Cannabis Indica - 1 day ago -Follow
Sab kuch Bata do!!
Please also share the information on when the next strike would take place and at which place at what time
BDD D - 1 day ago -Follow
Drop 10 such bombs on Pak army headquarter and all terror attacks will stop for at least 10 years.
A N - 1 day ago -Follow
Please drop one over malda and one over mallapuram. Please Please Please do that sir.
Nigel - 1 day ago -Follow
WHY, INDIA, WHY IS SUCH INFO IN THE NEWS? HAVE YOU NO COMMON SENSE INDIAN MEDIA? HOW MUCH MORE WILL YOU STOOP DOWN?
Rahul Sachan - 1 day ago -Follow
What importance this news has in commons people life, utter waste of digital space
Tukaram - 1 day ago -Follow
Only Modi led BJP can do it. India is proud of having Modi today in our midst and our generation looks towards him to fufil our desire and aspirations. We must stand behind him like a solid rock.
Neha Kumari - Jaipur - 1 day ago -Follow
good for us
G Host - 1 day ago -Follow
Great! T0i, please list the order number, technical specification, quantity, location of deployment, name of the truck driver who will be driving it. Just email the enemy if they need any more information. Report that as well. Your allegiance is not with India’s interest for sure. It’s somewhere between money, and enemy.
Mahesh Kuthuru - 1 day ago -Follow
LETS GET BEST AND DEADLIEST MISSILES IN WORLD FOR IAF JETS. IF THE NEW MISSILES FOR RAFALES ARE MORE POTENT, GET AND USE BEST ONES. MAKE IN INDIA. CHEERS
Vishnu - New Delhi - 1 day ago -Follow
Modiji is coming with Anil Ambani to open a new company in Israel.
Sundip M - 1 day ago -Follow
Indian - Patna - 1 day ago
These are paid media. Must be put behind bar.