Progress has been made on the sale of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) to India under a Foreign Military Sales pact. The system is designed to protect the national capital from all incoming air threats and was notified to the US Congress for a possible sale to India, valued at $1.8 billion.

“The LOA has been issued from the US side and we have reached a fairly advanced stage in the consultations for an advanced missile defence system for the protection of the national capital region,” government sources said.

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