St Petersbrug: Russia on Friday said it was preparing to supply S-400 Triumf Anti-Aircraft missile systems to India and both governments were “simply discussing” the terms.
Pre-contract preparations underway on the supplies of the S-400 Anti-Aaircraft missile complexes to India, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
India had announced on October 15 last year a deal on the Triumf air defence systems from Russia, worth over USD 5 billion, and collaborates in making four states of art frigates besides setting up a joint production facility for making Kamov helicopters.
The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Goa.
The S-400 Triumf long-range air defence missile system has the capability to destroy incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km.
India and Russia have been in talks for over a year for the purchase of at least five systems of S-400 that will be a game changer in the region.
It is capable of firing three types of missiles, creating a layered defence, and simultaneously engaging 36 targets.