Russia begins delivery of second S-400 missile system to India amid war in Ukraine: report

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New Delhi: Amid the war in Ukraine, Russia has started delivery of the second S-400 advanced surface-to-air missile defense system to India, the IANS news agency reported on Friday. In October 2018, New Delhi signed a $5 billion contract with Moscow to acquire five S-400 defense systems from Russia.

Deliveries started from December 2021 and are expected to be completed by April 2023. Previously, there were fears that the war in Ukraine could delay delivery of the system from Russia.

The report said that by the end of this month, the delivery of the missile system will be completed and it will then be deployed. The first batch of the defense system arrived in India in December 2021. The system was deployed in the western region to thwart and aerate threats originating from Pakistan and China.

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The S-400, the most advanced surface-to-air missile defense system, can hit any aerial target at a range of 40 to 400 km.

The Ministry of Defense said in December 2021 that the S-400 missile is a powerful system in terms of its operational capability to provide a continuous and effective air defense system over a very large area. With the introduction of this system, he noted, the nation’s air defense capability will be significantly improved.

The missile system is capable of tracking and engaging targets as they take off from airbases. It can track multiple targets and neutralize them simultaneously.

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The second missile systems squadron comes at a time when Western countries are piling up sanctions against Russia for its war in Ukraine. India, however, maintained a neutral stance as Moscow is New Delhi’s biggest defense supplier. The delivery also comes just weeks after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited India and met with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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