India Russia S-400 missile deal: All you need to know
NEW DELHI: Despite the looming threat of US financial sanctions, India on Friday inked $5.43 billion (Rs 40,000 crore) deal for five advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile squadrons with Russia. The S-400 deal has been at the centre of the ongoing visit of Russia's President Vladimir Putin to India.
What is S-400
It is an air defence missile system that can take down enemies' aircraft in the sky from the surface itself.
The S-400 is known as Russia's most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, capable of destroying destroying hostile strategic bombers, jets, missiles and drones at a range of 380-km.
Why does India want S-400
In the words of Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa, S-400 would be like a "booster shot" in the Indian Air Force's (IAF) arm.
India needs to be well-equipped against neighboring threats. Pakistan has over 20 fighter squadrons, with upgraded F-16s, and inducting J-17 from China in large numbers. China has 1,700 fighters, including 800 4-Gen fighters.
Whereas, a shortfall of over fighter squadrons has severely affected IAF's efforts to pose a challenge to the enemies.
India should go ahead.They should not care rogue Trump or USA.
Negotiate for RUPEE payment.
Security and dignity of Sovereignty comes first .
Russia''s readiness to supply INDIA S400 missile system sends strong message to many powerful nations the MULTIPOLARITY is alive&well. Besides the friendship&Alliance between RUSSIA&INDIA has withstood the test of time
Lots of pakistani pigs with fake Indian IDs commenting here and calling names to hardworking PM of India. The fact is that S-400 can fry pakistani and Chinese [email protected] at the same time. Just the nwws of signing the deals seems to have set their backside on fire
India should go ahead with the deal no matter what may be
Such deals should have been done long ago, during the UPA time!
Modi and Putin will sign the deal today, but, the major danger to India is Gandhi dynasty and Congress who are trying to scuttle Rafale deal.
India is rich, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And, India is out shopping, items on the shopping list includes fighter planes, ships, submarines, air-defense systems etc. etc. Those countries with wares to sell, will try all means to swing the deal; some will try sweet talk, some will offer kickbacks, some will try cajoling and some might even try bullying.