Israel says it is determined to prevent its arch-foe Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, where Tehran backs President Bashar al-Assad in the country's eight-year war.
Post-Balakot strike, India to move air defence units closer to Pakistan border to thwart aerial threats
The air defence assets of the Indian Army include the indigenous Akash air defence missile systems along with the Russian Kvadrat and other old legacy systems.
India inked an agreement with Russia in October last year to procure a batch of the missile systems at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore.
Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force has put a high alert on all air defence systems along the international border and Line of Control.
Moscow has been negotiating to sell the S-400 long-range surface-to-air missiles to India for months.
The buying of the long-range missile system has come under a cloud amid warnings from Washington of possible sanctions and that it could adversely affect the transfer of US military technology to Indi
The deals were announced following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Goa last year.