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Delivery Of Russia’s S-400 Defence Missile To Start Next Year: Government

FILE - In this undated file photo a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is on display at an undisclosed location in Russia. The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. The decree signed Monday, April 13, 2015, by President Vladimir Putin allows for the delivery of the missiles. (AP Photo/File)

NEW DELHI: India will start receiving the S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems from Russia from October next year and the deliveries will be completed by April 2023, the government said on Wednesday.
India inked an agreement with Russia in October last year to procure a batch of the missile systems at a cost of Rs. 40,000 crore.

“The deliveries will commence from October 2020 and will be completed by April 2023,” Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in Lok Sabha while replying to a question on the contract.

India went ahead to seal the deal with Russia notwithstanding the US warnings against it.

“The system will provide a very capable air defence coverage to vulnerable areas/vulnerable points,” Mr Bhamre said.

The US had announced sanctions against Russia under the stringent law for its alleged meddling in the American presidential election in 2016

CAATSA, which came into effect in January, mandates the Donald Trump administration to punish entities engaging in significant transaction with the defence or intelligence establishment of Russia

News Credit – NDTV

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