Q. The Spike missile is newly acquired from Israel by Indian government is related to which of the following?

[A] Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

[B] Torpedo

[C] Nuclear payload capable missile

[D] Anti-tank missile

Answer: D

The Indian Army successfully tested two newly acquired Spike long-range (LR) anti-tank guided missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. 

  • The Army has recently procured a small batch of 12 launchers and 250 missiles from Israel using its new financial powers to make emergency procurements sanctioned by the Defence Ministry. 
  • “Spike-LR is a fourth-generation missile, which can engage a target with precision at ranges up to 4 km.  
  • In addition to the fire-and-forget capability, the missile has the ability to fire, observe and update, providing substantial flexibility to the firer to pinpoint the impact point, as also the ability to switch to a different target mid-flight,” the manufacturer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, of Israel. 

Source: ForumIAS factly