Armenia for strategic partnership with India

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: India’s relations with other countries

Issue: India-Armenia

Context: Armenia is working on elevating its relationship with India,  to a strategic partnership.

India- Armenia:

  • In 2020, Armenia purchased the Swathi weapon-locating radar system from India.
  • Agreement for purchasing ammunition, Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, as well as anti-tank munitions signed.

Prelims Connect:


  • It is a conflict zone which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but its inhabitants are predominantly ethnic Armenians.


Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers:

  • It is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Indian Army.
  • Pinaka saw service during the Kargil War, where it was successful in neutralising Pakistani positions on the mountain tops.


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