Russian envoy says S-400 missile system delivered to India on time despite US pressure
Russia supplied the first unit of the S-400 air defense missile system in December last year
Despite US pressure, India intends to stand firm for its national interests, especially when it comes to strengthening the country’s defensive capabilities.
Moscow: Russia said on Wednesday it had delivered its most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defense system, the S-400, on time in compliance with Western sanctions imposed by Washington and the United States. He said 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 the strategic stability, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and the United Nations and the United Nations. Bilateral cooperation issues within the G20 should be discussed.
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He said: “Despite US pressure, India intends to firmly defend its national interests, especially when it comes to enhancing the country’s defensive capabilities. Therefore, we believe that the intergovernmental agreements, particularly with regard to the provision of 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 had signed a $5 billion deal with Russia in October 2018 for the purchase of five units of the S-400 air defense missile system, circumventing fears of US sanctions. Russia supplied the first unit of the S-400 air defense missile system in December last year.
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FIRST POST: September 15, 2022, 00:30 IST