Russian envoy said India has delivered S-400 missile system on time despite pressure from US
Russia delivered the first unit of the S-400 air defense missile system in December last year
Despite US pressure, India intends to stand firm for its national interests, especially when it comes to issues of building up the country’s defense capabilities.
Moscow: Russia said on Wednesday it has halted supplies of its most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system, the S-400, to Western nations led by Washington and the United States. However, India is on time. He said that Moscow and New Delhi are fully committed to their national interests.
Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov made the remarks ahead of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Uzbekistan this week, where the two leaders discussed strategic stability, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region. Of. And issues of UN and bilateral cooperation are expected to be discussed within the G20.
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He said, “Despite US pressure, India seeks to stand firm for its national interests, especially when it comes to issues of building up the country’s defense capabilities. Therefore, we believe that intergovernmental agreements, especially With regard to the supply of the S-400 system here, will be implemented, ”Alipov told the official TASS news agency. Interested in completing.”
India had signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia in October 2018 for the purchase of five units of the S-400 air defense missile system, bypassing the apprehensions of US sanctions. Russia delivered the first unit of the S-400 air defense missile system in December last year.
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First Published: 15 September 2022 00:30 IST