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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