The South Korean weapons manufacturer, LIG Nex1 Co, has submitted a request to sell portable anti-aircraft missiles to India, a military official has said.

“LIG Nex1 submitted a request for a proposal early this year to the Indian Government to export the Shingung portable missiles,” the official added.

The Shingung is a shoulder-launched missile with a range of 7km, and is capable of destroying targets as high as 3.5km with a speed of Mach 2.0.

India is planning to buy portable anti-aircraft weapons worth $1.28bn by 2014.