Russia, India in Talks on Making Ammo for Smerch Rocket Launchers
Russia and India are
discussing possible cooperation in the production of ammunition for
Russia-made Smerch multiple rocket launchers in India.
(Sputnik) — Moscow and New Delhi are in talks on producing ammunition
for Russia-made Smerch multiple rocket launchers in India, Russia’s
Techmash Group said Wednesday.
"Talks are continuing, the Indian side is considering an appropriate
form of cooperation, whether it will be a joint venture or
co-production. It is still in the negotiating state," Techmash Group
Deputy CEO Dmitry Rytenkov told RIA Novosti at the international Russia
Arms Expo RAE-2015 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
India has dozens of Smerch rocket launchers in service. In August
2012, Russia’s arms exports agency Rosoboronexport signed a memorandum
of cooperation with the Indian Defense Ministry to build Smerch ammo
production and maintenance facilities on the Indian territory.
The two countries have been cooperating on several military production projects, including a fifth-generation fighter jet.