Russia, India to ink multi-billion dollar deal on S-400 air defence missile systems

The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian defence forces. It is manufactured by Almaz-Antey and has been in service in Russia since 2007.

By: PTI | Moscow | Updated: October 13, 2016 9:22 pm
modi-putin-brics-759 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Russia and India will sign a multi-billion dollar deal for S-400 ‘Triumf’ long-range air defence missile systems on Saturday following talks between Russian President Vladmir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa, state media here reported on Thursday.

“Following the results of the negotiations between our president and (Indian Prime Minister Narendra) Modi, an agreement will be signed on the delivery of S-400 Triumf anti aircraft missile systems to India, as well as some other documents,” Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.

India is interested in getting five systems of the most modern air defence system, capable of firing three types of missiles, creating a layered defence, and simultaneously engaging 36 targets.

It has the capability to destroy incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km.

If India signs the deal, it would be the second customer of the prized missile system after China which had struck a USD 3 billion contract last year.

The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300, had previously only been available to the Russian defence forces. It is manufactured by Almaz-Antey and has been in service in Russia since 2007.

Ushakov said part of the documents will be signed behind closed doors. The Kremlin aide declined to comment on the details of the deal, suggesting that first the document should be signed.

Russia also plans to sign an agreement on building Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy and setting up a Russian- Indian joint venture to produce Kamov Ka-226T helicopters, the agency reported.

Following the results of their talks, Putin and Modi will adopt a joint statement to reflect their common approaches towards solving various global and regional issues.

Both sides will also approve a roadmap of measures timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Overall, Russia and India are set to sign about 18 documents, he said. The Russian presidential aide said Putin and Modi will hold their talks in Goa ahead of the summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping of leading emerging economies.

The Russian and Indian leaders are first expected to talk in a narrow format and then negotiations will be held at the level of delegations. Russia’s delegation will also be represented by Vice- Premier Dmitry Rogozin, the heads of the Industry and Trade, Energy and Economics Ministries, state civil nuclear power corporation Rosatom and others.

After the talks, the Russian and Indian leaders will take part in the ceremony of laying the foundation for the third and fourth power units of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant via a video conference, make statements for the media and hold a tete-a-tete lunch.

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    Hatshepsut d
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm
    Shameless Brahmin dogs! All these 70 years happily hiding between the legs of Sonia and Nehru family and now hiding between the cleavege of their own SKREWED the country but ensuring that their own Brahmin Ilk is appointed as heads of Indian Ds. BLDY dogs.
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      Seshadri
      Oct 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm
      Congratulations Indics for investing MULTI BILLIONS IN THE Ds OF RUSSIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRIES. PLEASE..PLEASE DONT FEEL ASHAMED OF IT.
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        HIK
        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm
        Hel lo Indians, your TAX MONEY IS USED TO A P P E A S E RUSSIA, ISRAEL, and all COUNTRIES TO GAIN A SEAT IN SECURITY COUNCIL. Soon Shameless brahmins will import all used rifles fromlt;br/gt;sun-Saharan African countries too and they will be used against you in the name of national integration. You are doomed.
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          Yakobi
          Oct 13, 2016 at 8:54 pm
          A hindu ignorant A hindu 'ignorant' opinion of a hindou' brain less zombie.
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            Yakobi
            Oct 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm
            Another patch of success on the shoulders of native solders of freedom of Kashmir, Keep it up, few more billions to hinduoism, "the dump" with disappearing hope of foreign investment.
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              Yakobi
              Oct 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm
              He is thing like a human being and you are a hind stinky hind h ole, loaded with hind filth of soul desire, just like bally of a cow, mama of a hindou stupid, with hinduoism dung., in human form.
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                Yakobi
                Oct 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                Humanity has no other way to be spared of hinduoism "disaster" but to eradicate germs of hinduoism illegality and hindous "criminals by faith" by m fumigation of hindou "infected" swamp, illegality by faith" of hinduoism called bhart, and pockets of hinduo "secs pools" around the globe.
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                  Yakobi
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                  Know the meaning of the word education, hinduo, uneducated, in knowledge of the truth, by faith.
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                    Yakobi
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm
                    No need to be in a surprise, to be a hindou 'fuqued up' is a holy tradition of hinduism 'denial of truth" as a faith, every hindou chicken qu een" has to observe the tradition to be a good hindou 'mentally disabled; such as abandoning of his wife for the men of the street, by hinduo ' hijra, pretending to be a man, Mo di.
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                      Yakobi
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 12:18 am
                      No, hinodu, stupid , it is fun.
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                        Yakobi
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                        Not just 70 years, but 2300 years of hinduism terrorism against the natives of the subcontinent, such as imposition of hindrance to truth hinduoism racism by force, by hindous' terrorist' by faith of Persia. hind crime of 'hinduism' 'cast system' was never part of local'the traditions, but it was imposed on the locals by force, by the hindou terrorist Brehma ns, as their lords.
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                          Yakobi
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm
                          he is a hindou pi g, filt hy self centered in human form.
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                            MyTake
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm
                            India had very good relationship with Russia and Russia helped India to stand up on its feet starting with building up of metallurgical industries when India at best was used to be known as a country of snake charmers. It is now a test of India's friendship to bring Russia on board to be on same side with other democratic countries of the world.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In Russia there is a saying, "Have not got 100 Rubles but have 100 friends"! Russia also have a responsibility to make good of it.
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                              MyTake
                              Oct 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                              Main game changer for the world will be for all the democratic countries to be on the same side of history where individual countries have nothing to loose but only gain. If this is done, peace will be gurranted for those who aspire for it and will be forced upon those who want to do the mischief.
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                                MyTake
                                Oct 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm
                                Peace is a very expensive commodity and after every war, when it has paid its "premium" and when the humanity is tired of its wrong doings, it wants to reset itself giving way to peace. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Wars have proved its value goes higher and higher depending on the its intensity (directly proportional). lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In current world there is demand for peace but not enough supply of it! That also makes it more precious! Question should be asked: who is for and who is against and most importantly what is one's own contribution to it. This also what the UN should be asking to its member countries.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;To make everything good "happen" for humanity: First duty ofcourse is to take on terrorism collectively to make way for peace once again. Alternatively the humanity is bound to be derailed and pay a heavy price!
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                                  Indertaker
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 12:08 am
                                  The dirty laundry stinking in your strategic closet is out in the open once again Porkistan. Your memory doesn't help you and you are out to re write mistakes to embelish your tombstone
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                                    Sumer
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm
                                    It will be Foolish to relate these deals with Pak. rather it is directed towards China..lt;br/gt;also those who whine about our internal issues and suggests that money could have been used for them, live in fairy world....they should remember that china has already taken our land in 1962 war and is aggressively trying to contain India through investing in our neighborhood...Peace is costly thing that money can buy in international arena.
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                                      SubbuI
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                                      Except s like you who will sell their spouses as you did to Britishers. You aas .I asked to spell your full name, IF you are nameless ba......rd Shall I call you
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                                        abd
                                        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                                        These arms deals cannot solve your Kashmir problem .
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                                          abd
                                          Oct 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                          Two Dons...one Don was broken by Pak and other Don is getting ready for break up.
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                                            Babu Gupta
                                            Oct 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                                            Why these uneducated Porkis are allowed to make out of context comments?
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