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No Change In S-400 Contract with India, Will Continue As Per Agreement: Russia

Russia on Tuesday said there is no change in the S-400 air defence system contract with India. During a BRICS foreign ministers meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that New Delhi has reaffirmed its commitments to these agreements. “There is no change in the S-400 contract. The Indian leadership reaffirms its commitments to these agreements,” Lavrov told ANI on being asked when India will get the S-400 air defence missile system.

Russian S-400

India signed a USD 5.43-billion deal with Russia for the purchase of five S-400 systems during the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit in New Delhi on October 5, 2019, for long-term security needs.

Also Read : India Will Get 5 Regiments of S400 Air Defence System

Washington had indicated that the Russian S-400 systems may trigger Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions. Washington has previously imposed sanctions against China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD) for purchasing Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and the same S-400 missiles that India is purchasing.

Also Read : S-400 & Possible US Sanctions On India

Turkey, a NATO ally, had also upset the US with its purchase of S-400 missiles in 2018. Washington imposed sanctions on Turkish officials in December 2020 under a US law that bars significant military transactions with Russia.

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