India gets S-400 training equipment

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 articleIndia gets S-400 training equipmentpublished in The Hindu on 16th April 2022.

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