India-Russia: Defence Deals
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Relations; Defence
Highlights/Outcomes of Defence Minister visit to Russia for the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day Parade
- Russia agrees to quickly address some urgent defence requirements sought by India.
- The long-pending deals and over-pricing for AK-203 assault rifles and Ka-226T light utility helicopters were discussed.
- S-400 deal deliveries would start by the end of 2021.
- Delays and over-pricing due to transfer of technology and conditions of jointly manufacturing some percentage of weapons indigenously.