What is the News?
The delivery of the second squadron of Russia’s S-400 Missile to India is likely to be delayed because of Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine.
However, India has received a tranche of simulator and training equipment for the first squadron of S-400.
What is S-400?
S-400 Triumf Missile System is a long-range, mobile & surface-to-air missile system(SAM).
The missile has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km and is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km.
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India-Russia S-400 Deal
In 2018, India signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence system.
In December 2021, India took delivery of the first S-400 regiment. The first unit has been deployed in Punjab and is operational.
Concerns for India: The US has been putting pressure on India not to accept delivery of the S-400 missile system from Russia. India also faces the prospect of U.S. sanctions under CAATSA.
Source: This post is based on the article “India gets S-400 training equipment” published in The Hindu on 16th April 2022.