India will acquire 24 Harpoon Block II missiles to armour Jaguar strike aircraft, under a foreign military sales agreement signed with the US government.

Under the $170m deal, India will buy the missiles for the Indian Air Force’s maritime strike squadron.

The subsonic, all-weather, over-the-horizon missile, which can be launched from surface ships, submarines and aircraft, is able to strike land-based targets and ships, according to The Economic Times.