Talks in final stages for India’s procurement of S-400 Triumf missile defence; heres more

first of the system is likely to land in India within two years of signing of contract

Talks in final stages for India’s procurement of S-400 Triumf missile defence; heres more

With talks getting more frequent of a two war front for India, it is natural that India needs best of the missile defence shield for itself.

Thus the talks are said to be in final stages for procurement of S-400 missile shield system from Russia.

The deal is said to be to the tune of Rs 39,000 crore (over $5.5 billion) and India would have five advanced S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, which can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, stealth fighters, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of 30 km.

It is said that India wants to conclude the major deal in the 2018-19 financial year.

The first of the system is likely to land in India within two years of signing of contract.

The system would include S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) missile system with its associated battle-management system of command post and launchers, acquisition and engagement radars, and all-terrain transporter-erector-launcher vehicles.

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