Russia to Give S-400 Missiles to India it is air defence missile systems to India in stringent accordance with the agenda, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed.
Russia to Give S-400 Missiles to India “The advance payment has been received, and everything will be delivered in stringent accordance with the schedule, within about 18-19 months,” Yuri Borisov told state-owned broadcaster Rossiya-1.
In August, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was in Moscow to join his Russian equivalent Sergey Lavrov to consider ways to advance bilateral help further.
India signed an agreement with Russia during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi last October to obtain a batch of the S-400 missile defence systems at an expected cost of Rs 40,000 crore.
India wants to obtain the long-range missile systems to stretch its air defence mechanism, especially along the nearly 4,000-km-long Sino-India border.
The S-400 is a modernised version of the S-300 systems. The missile system, produced by Almaz-Antey, has been in service in Russia since 2007.