India to buy game-changer S-400 air defence system from Russia
GOA: In a game-changing arms acquisition+ , India on Saturday announced that it will buy the S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence systems+ from Russia, worth over $5 billion, and collaborate in making four state of art frigates besides setting up a joint production facility for making Kamov helicopters.
The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin+ on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit being held here.
The development comes as Russia hopes to stave off tough competition from the Americans and the Europeans to continue being India’s foremost defence supplier
china too has the same bought from Russia and are now busy reverse engineering it.
Is india selling anything to anyone? Or just BUYING?? coz buying alot means losing foreign exchange… Going into an arm race with neighbor will make INDIA buy heaps of junk… Coz no-one want a fight these days
India going into arms race with neighbor…. Which neighbor? Does it have a Name?
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This is not junk…..what can u do when you are surrounded by haughty nations like China and Pakistan…..self defence is important
Why is it that bhaktards can”t take a difference of opinion and start showing their ugly prejudices all of a sudden? Why can”t someone talk sensible? India is 97th making 118 nation on Hunger Index. Did you read that news?
Russia is the only country who helps in defence- in export, home production and hardware upgradation. The age old MIG aircraft still are air worthy and have upgraded hardware. Spares still produced and prices are negotiable. What more can one expect ??
Just because this news is about buying doesn”t mean we don”t export anything
We are paying soo much of amount to Russia & Russia is supporting Porkistan
only regret is China bought 6 battalions of S-400 in 2014 for $3 billions whereas we are buying 5 battalions for $5 billion. We will get delivery later for more money and less missiles.Slower reaction time hurt us.(democratic disadvantage I guess)
Good….Ensure quality of products…..