New Delhi. Indian Air Force (IAF) got a major boost to its fire power when it received the ‘building blaster’ version of the Balakot air strike-fame Spice-2000 bombs at the Gwalior airbase which is the home base of IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft fleet.
The Indian Air Force has signed an over Rs 250 crore contract with Israel with Mark 84 warhead and bombs which can destroy buildings completely.
The contract was inked in June this year for acquiring more than 100 Spice-2000 bombs under the emergency procurement powers of the services given by the Narendra Modi government.
The contract was signed as the Air Force wanted to acquire the bombs after their successful usage in the Balakot airstrikes against a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan.
During the Balakot strikes, the Air Force had dropped Spice-2000 bombs from Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft after a pack of 12 of these fighters crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to strike the Jaish terror camp in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.