India gets initial deliveries of Russian S-400 sy ems despite threat of US sanctions
NEW DELHI: India’s first squadron of the formidable S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile sy ems will become operational by January-February next year, with the country now getting initial deliveries of the air defence wons from Russia despite the threat of US sanctions.
The S-400 sy em can detect, track and destroy incoming strategic bombers, jets, spy planes, ballistic missiles and drones at a range of 380-km. The first squadron will be "suitably deployed in the western sector" to tackle aerial threats from both Pakistan and China before they can enter Indian airspace, top sources said on Sunday.
Looks like US is becoming a BIG bully. If you buy oil from Iran we will put sanctions .. if you buy wons from Russia we will put sanctions ... just about the time nations should stand up ag inst these threats. India has to buy defence equipments for it's self-defence. Did we say anything when US supplied F-16 to Pakistan despite knowing the ongoing tensions between the two nations?
Still some would say Modi is weak in taking decisions.
Well done Modi Go nment.. Kudos!
This 5 S-400 is crucial and perfect that we are deploying more on the eastern front. Modi national security decisions are by far the best and I hope we continue to strengthen. For us China is a bigger threat than pakistan
India undoubtedly played the game smartly. It maintained its traditional close ties with Russia, while building a new defacto alliance with US and Japan. Now this placed India in an extraordinary advantageous position.
It was also necessary for our country but India needs to make indigenous air defense sy em so that we cannot depend on any other country on the issue of technology.
We have our indigenous air defence sy em
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@sourav ghosh that's not that good compared to s400
Its time to tell the US “You know what you can do with your “”Sanctions””— India knows what India needs to buy - and from whom - and how much
I demand at least one S-500 for each Indian states & UT too. Incase of nuclear war we need to keep states capitals safe.
It is okay to purchase S 400 missile sy ems. Henceforth, the Central go nment should sign all such purchases with its technology. The Modi go nment has done it in Rafael purchase. We don't have the capacity of technology to make these indigenously, so we should sign agreements to purchase wons along with its technology. The Modi go nment deserves kudos as it neglected the US blackmailing.
National security is of paramount importance and current govt is doing great job
With so many Indians in Biden administration- India is likely to get financial sanctions. These indians will be eager to prove their loyalty to USA
True. Our Nation's Sovereignty can't be sacrificed to Hypocritical approach of the Western Policeman, the US.
Indians are scared of China, all what China does is to send the pictures of their modern armaments to India which is enough to disturb the tummy of Indians.
We Know Chinese love to post pictures
Bold decision by the Modi go nment as it clearly knows it’s not easy for USA to sanction India. Hell with what others think, our safety in our hands!
I am proud that Govt of India's investment over defence sy em to make our country safe. US threats of sanctions are hollow. May India become powerful enough to fight it's enemies both inside and outside.God Bless our nation.
USA needs to stop threatening countries if it can't help and understand their problems
we shud not worry about what USA want, USA works in their interest, India shud work in India's interest .