S-400 missile system given to India on time even after US pressure, Russia said before SCO conference

Russia on Wednesday said it has delivered its most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system S-400 to India on time despite sanctions from Washington and the US-led western countries. She said that Moscow and New Delhi are firmly 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 and the United Nations and the United Nations. Issues of bilateral cooperation within the G20 are expected to be discussed.

Willingness to stand firm despite pressure

“Despite US pressure, India intends to stand firm for its national interests, especially when it comes to issues of building up the country’s defensive capabilities,” he said. Therefore, we believe that intergovernmental agreements, especially with regard to the supply of the S-400 systems here, will be implemented.” “We and our Indian partners will meet related commitments, including deadlines,” Alipov told the official TASS news agency. Interested in completing.’

India and Russia had a deal in 2018

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 apprehension of US sanctions. Russia supplied the first unit of the S-400 air defense missile system in December last year.

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