Armenia becomes the first country to buy Pinaka rocket system from India
India has signed a $250 million agreement with the former Soviet republic of Armenia to supply indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher Pinaka and other munitions .This is the first time the Pinaka system is being exported from India.
Earlier in 2020 India supplied four Swathi radars worth $43 million to Armenia.These are weapon locating radars that can track incoming artillery projectiles and pinpoint the location of enemy gun positions for counter-action.
Pinak has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and manufactured by Indian private firms. It is an artillery system where multiple rockets are fired simultaneously from a single platform.The Pinaka system has been deployed at the forward position in Ladakh along the border with China.
The government of India wants to increase its defence export and has set an export target of Rs 35,000 crore by 2025.
It was part of the former Soviet Union which gained its Independence in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It is a European country in Transcaucasia.
Capital : Yerevan
Currency : Dram
Prime Minister: Nikol Pashinyan
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