Russia readying the deadly S400 missile system for India

Defence news: Indian air space will see the weapon of dominance coming it’s way soon. Russia has said it is preparing to supply S-400 Triumf anti aircraft system to India. At govt. level the deal for the three layered defence system has already been made. Both governments are “simply discussing” the terms. Pre-contract preparations underway on the supplies of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in St Petersbrug. “Pre-contract preparations are underway on the supplies of S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India,” he continued. “It is difficult to say yet how much time they will take.

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“There is an agreement between governments and now we are simply discussing the terms,” Russia’s official Tass News Agency quoted Rogozin as saying. India announced on 15th october 2016  the deal for Triumf air defence missiles from Russia worth over 5 billion. This came along other deals, collaboration in construction of 4 Navy frigates, joint production of the Kamov multi purpose helicopter. The deals were announced after talks held between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin alongside the BRICS Summit held in Goa.

Indian Defense Ministry has approved purchase of 5 battalions, along with 6000 missiles of the S400 missile system in December 2015. India has got a contract to acquire S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems from Moscow at a cost of around ₹70,000 crores on November 2, 2015 during a visit by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. On December 22, 2015 India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the deal. Reliance Defence has signed a $6 billion deal with GSKB Almaz-Antey which included purchase and maintenance of S-400 missile system for Indian Armed Forces.

The S-400 Triumf long-range air defence missile system can take down incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km. The system can fire 3 different types of missiles for different types of targets at different ranges. The layered defence system can engage 36 targets per system. The system can take down aircraft, cruise missiles, drones and even glide bombs. If placed closer to the borders, it can literally target jets and cruise missiles while they are still inside enemy territory with high hit rate. Now that’s called deadly!

Written by Vikram Aryan

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