India To Receive Its Third Squadron Of S-400 Air Defence Missiles From Russia Next Year
- The Indian Air Force, which just got the homegrown MR-SAM and Akash missile systems as well as the Israeli Spyder quick-reaction surface-to-air missile systems, thinks the S-400 will change the game.
- India and Russia are also working together to make AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi. Some of the Russian equipment has already arrived at the production site.
Even though Russia is still at war with Ukraine, it will start sending India the third squadron of its S-400 air defence missile system in January or February of next year. “Indian teams, which included people from the Air Force, went to Russia to get the equipment. The third squadron is supposed to get its supplies starting in January or February of next year.”
Sources say that the only thing stopping the two countries from trading goods is that they can’t pay each other because of international sanctions against doing business with Russia.
India has already put its first two squadrons of missile systems to work. The first two squadrons have been sent to patrol the Ladakh sector, the Chicken’s Neck Corridor in West Bengal, and the whole northeastern area.
The system can shoot down enemy fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles, ballistic and cruise missiles, and cruise missiles with a range of up to 400 kilometres.
India and Russia have agreed to a three-year, more than 35,000 crore deal for India to buy five squadrons of S-400 air defence missiles from Russia. All deliveries are expected to be finished by the end of the next fiscal year.
The Indian Air Force, which just got the homegrown MR-SAM and Akash missile systems as well as the Israeli Spyder quick-reaction surface-to-air missile systems, thinks the S-400 will change the game. In recent years, the Indian Air Force has made great strides in its ability to defend against air attacks.
The S-400 missile systems have also taken part in exercises. Sources say that this has worried the enemy because they know that the Indian system is more powerful than the Chinese system.
Along the Line of Actual Control, both China and India have their S-400 air defence systems set up.
The missiles were put in place so that they would cover the whole area from the north to the east of China. With the way things are going in the world right now, the Russians are not taking any chances as they ship and fly the system to India.
India and Russia are also working together to make AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi. Some of the Russian equipment has already arrived at the production site.
All three armies relied heavily on military supplies, and India’s main source of weapons was Russia.
In recent years, India has bought weapons from Russia’s rival, the US, as well as from other European countries, like France. But the Air Force and the Army still get more than half of their most important weapons from Russia.