Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s largest defense exporter, is courting India, its leading trade partner, with a spectrum of incentives aimed at preserving its edge against Russian, American and other rival arms suppliers.

Through offsets, technology transfer and promises of licensed production, IAI hopes to secure new projects and follow-on deals to those that have fortified its backlog by billions of dollars over the past decade.

“IAI is acting to expand its collaboration with government-owned and private companies in India,” said Eli Alfassi, IAI’s corporate vice president for India Operations. […]