MOSCOW BEGINS DELIVERY OF S-400 AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM TO INDIA

Senior Russian official Dmitry Shugaev has confirmed that Moscow has begun delivering S-400 air defense systems to India ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India next month. He also added that the first division of delivery would be completed by December end. “Russia has started supplying the S-400 air defence system to India, the first division will be delivered by the end of 2021,” he added. The discussion scheduled early December would also include the possibility of sanctions from the U.S. under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

 

 

President Putin is scheduled to visit India in the first week of next month for the inaugural India-Russia 2+2 ministerial dialogue which will be held adjacent to the Annual Summit. Discussion is expected to include deals on defense, trade and energy and to focus on issues regarding Afghanistan. In 2018, India and RUssia has digned a $5.43 billion for five S-400 regiments. Two indian air force teams have already been trained on the new systems which will  be delivered by the manufacturer Almaz Antey in Russia.

 

 

 

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