India-Russia: Defence Deals 

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India-Russia: Defence Deals 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Relations; Defence

In news:

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. 

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