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Delivery of S-400 air defence missile systems to be on schedule

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  • April 13, 2020
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Delivery of S-400 air defence missile systems to be on schedule

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations; Bilateral agreements

In News:

  • It has been reported that all the major military contracts between Russia and India, including the deliveries of S-400 air defence missile systems, will be on schedule despite the coronavirus pandemic. 

Important value additions:

S-400

  • India had signed a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy the S-400 air defence missile systems in 2018.
  • The system is also known as the ‘Triumf’ interceptor-based missile system.
  • It can simultaneously track numerous incoming objects — all kinds of aircraft, missiles and UAVs — in a radius of 400km and launch appropriate missiles to neutralise them.
  • The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system.
  • Russia plans to complete the delivery by 2025.
  • The U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia under the stringent Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for manufacturing S-400.
  • The law also provides for punitive action against countries purchasing defence hardware from Russia.

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