S-400 Supply In Process, All Units To Deliver By 2023: Russian Ambassador

India signed a deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile system at a cost of USD 5 billion in October 2018

S-400 surface-to-air missile system

Denis Alipov, Russian Ambassador to India said that both countries are fully committed to ensuring defence cooperation between them. 

Ensuring the continuous supply of Russian defence exports to India, he said our strategic partnership will be without any constraint and don't impacted by war in Ukraine. 

He also said that the supply of the S-400 surface-to-air missile system to India is in the process and will be delivered on the time. Both sides are active in dialogue and implementing our defense ties smoothly, he added.

Alipov’s remarks come when there have been apprehensions among Indian military leadership that delivery of the missile systems may get delayed because of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Alipov said that cooperation in the defence sector is one of the key pillars of the strategic partnership between Russia and India. Both our countries are very motivated to ensure that this cooperation continues uninterrupted. There are deep understanding in our leaders of each other's concerns and Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December 2021 demonstrates it.

When Putin visited India last year, the tension between Russia and Ukraine was at its peak.

Despite the fear of US sanctions, India signed a deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defense missile system at a cost of 5 billion dollar in October 2018. In December 2021, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov has indicated that India may buy the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system as the first foreign buyer of the most advanced missile system ‘Prometei’. 

This year PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Putin have talked on the phone four times. There are scopes to meet in-person in forums like BRICS, SCO, G20, and others.

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