India in talks with Russia over Rs 39,000 core arsenal deal

India wants to conclude the major deal in the 2018-19 financial year, with the first S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) missile system, with its associated battle-management system of command post and launchers, acquisition and engagement radars, and all-terrain transporter-erector-launcher vehicles, slated for delivery two years after the contract is inked, said the report.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 22 2018 3:48PM | Updated Date: Jan 22 2018 3:48PM
India in talks with Russia over Rs 39,000 core arsenal dealRepresentational image

India is in final stages of the much desired arsenal deal with Russia for five advanced S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems worth Rs 39,000 core(5.5 billion), said a media report.

According to the report in the Times of India, the systems can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, stealth fighters, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of 30 km.

India wants to conclude the major deal in the 2018-19 financial year, with the first S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) missile system, with its associated battle-management system of command post and launchers, acquisition and engagement radars, and all-terrain transporter-erector-launcher vehicles, slated for delivery two years after the contract is inked, said the report.

Quoting defense sources, the report said :"All the five S-400 systems, which can even take on medium-range ballistic missiles, apart from cruise missiles, will be delivered in 54 months. The force-multiplier will change the dynamics of air defence in the region".

India's final commercial negotiations with Russia after extensive field trials come at a time when China has already begun to get deliveries of six S-400 batteries - designated 'SA-21 Growler' by NATO - under a $3 billion deal inked in 2014, mentioned the report.


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