Nueva Delhi, 17 ago (Prensa Latina) La Fuerza Aérea de la India (IAF) will receive in 2023 the remaining three systems of missiles tierra-air de largo alcance S-400 acquired in Russia, divulgó today the newspaper Financial Express.
Para operar este armamento de defensa antiáérea, más de 100 efectivos de la IAF received training en Moscú, acotó la fuente.
Despite the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, delivery of the same is being carried out within the stipulated time after being approved by both countries.
New Delhi received two S-400 regiments by sea and air from Moscow, the first arrived in December 2021 and the second this year, and the remaining three are expected to arrive next year.
During an international military forum in Moscow, the head of the Federal Service of Technical-Military Cooperation of Russia, Dmitry Shugayev, told the media that the deliveries will be carried out according to the calendar approved by the parties.
Russia will complete the delivery of the five S-400 regiments at the end of 2023, said Alexander Mikheyev, director general of the official Russian export agency Rosoboronexport.
The agreement to buy the anti-aircraft missiles S-400 «Triumf» for five thousand 430 million dollars was made during the visit of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to New Delhi in 2018.
This anti-aircraft weapon can detect and destroy high and low targets, is resistant to interferences and can be faced with enemy planes, ballistic missiles and early warning and control systems (Awacs), covering ranges of up to 400 kilometers (km) and capable of rastrear objetivos hasta 600 km.
India hopes that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, accelerates the exemption of sanctions for his purchase of the S-400 in Russia.
El Senado estadounidense debe dar su approvación antes de que Biden la convierta en ley, apuntó el periódico.