India starts receiving ‘video game changer’ S-400 surface-to-air rocket systems from Russia
an official said.(Representational image) Russia has actually started the delivery of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India, according to a senior Russian official.
Russia’s Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev informed Sputnik news that the deliveries are going as prepared.
“The supplies of the S-400 air defence system to India have actually begun and are continuing on schedule,” he stated.
In October 2018, India had actually signed a USD 5 billion handle Russia to buy 5 systems of the S-400 air defence rocket systems, despite a warning from the Trump administration that going ahead with the agreement may invite United States sanctions.
India made the first tranche of payment of around USD 800 million to Russia for the missile systems in 2019.
The S-400 is called Russia’s most innovative long-range surface-to-air rocket defence system.
Following US sanctions on Turkey over the procurement of S-400 rocket systems, there have actually been apprehensions that Washington may enforce comparable punitive steps on India.
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