India makes the payment of Russian S-400 systems
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov on Sunday said that S-400 air defence missile systems will be delivered to India in strict accordance with the schedule.
SYSTEM WILL BE DELIVERED WITHIN 18-19 MONTHS
"The advance payment has been received and everything will be delivered in strict accordance with the schedule, within about 18-19 months," Borisov said.
India had signed a $5.43-billion deal to buy five S-400s, Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, in October last year. The country wants to procure the long-range missile systems to tighten its air defence mechanism, particularly along the nearly 4,000-km-long Sino-India border.
The S-400 is an upgraded version of the S-300 systems. The missile system, manufactured by Almaz-Antey, has been in service in Russia since 2007.