S-400 systems will be delivered to India within 18-19 months: Russia

News:Russian has said that S-400 air defence missile systems will be delivered to India in strict accordance with the schedule.

Facts:

About S-400 

  • India had signed a $5 billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 systems during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in 2018.
  • S-400 Triumf Missile System is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM).It has an operational range of over 400 km.
  • The S-400 Trimuf can engage all types of aerial targets such as aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
  • It can track 100 airborne targets including super fighters such as the American built F-35 and engage six of them simultaneously.

Additional information:

US on S-400 Deal

  • Earlier,the United States had threatened India that it might exercise sanctions on India under Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act(CAATSA) act for trading with Russia.

Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act(CAATSA)

  • The Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) is a United States federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.
  • It includes sanctions against countries that engage in significant transactions with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors.
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