Best NDA Coaching in Lucknow | Russia Delivery of S-400 air defence system

Top NDA Coaching Institute In Lucknow UP

Russia Delivery of S-400 Air Defence System

Best NDA Coaching in Lucknow | Russia Delivery of S-400 air defence system
Best NDA Coaching in Lucknow | Russia Delivery of S-400 air defence system

The two countries had inked a contract to buy five Triumf regimental kits from Russia and the delivery will be completed by 2025, and there are chances that the delivery could be delayed due to the ongoing crisis, sources told Financial Express Online.

Delay anticipated in the delivery of the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf advanced surface-to-air missile defence system to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in May from russia. Top sources have confirmed to Financial Express Online “there has been no delivery of the second S-400 air defence system. What has arrived is a training system including simulators and not the S-400. The delivery of the second system was to start next month. The scheduled delivery of the second squadron of the S 400 is set to begin in May.”

The delivery of the second regiment is now expected to be delayed by at least a few months due to the Ukraine-Russia crisis, sources said.

“Russia has given an assurance none of the systems will be delayed and the delivery will be as per schedule. However, the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war has caused a delay in the delivery of the second S-400 air defence system which was expected to arrive next month. When the Russian Foreign affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov visited India recently, the issue of the pending deals was discussed. India was given assurance that all the deals which were in the pipeline will be completed and delivered on time,” a senior officer confirmed to Financial Express Online. Best NDA Coaching in Lucknow

As has been reported by Financial Express Online, in March the Russian envoy to India Denis Alipov in response to a media query mentioned that international sanctions imposed by the West and its allies will not impact the delivery schedule of the S-400. At a media meet in New Delhi he acknowledged India’s stand at the UN and had stated that both Russia and India are strategic allies.

According to reports, IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal Sandeep Singh had told the media at a press briefing that there will be no significant impact of the US sanctions on the bilateral relations between the two countries. He had also highlighted the current difficult geopolitical situation and stated relations with Russia and the US remained strong.

Already deployed

As reported earlier, the first S-400 that was received in December 2021, has already been deployed in the Western sector along the Line of Control with Pakistan, and the second one will be deployed in the east when it arrives later this year. The equipment is coming from Moscow through air and sea routes. 

More about S-400 & the contract with Russia

The two countries had inked a contract to buy five Triumf regimental kits from Russia and the delivery will be completed by 2025, and there are chances that the delivery could be delayed due to the ongoing crisis, sources told Financial Express Online.

The contract was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2018 at the end of the annual summit between the two countries.

Under the contract which is worth USD 4.5 billion, the IAF will get S-400 Triumf ‘SA-21Growler’ which is a long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, and this will help in further strengthening India’s Air Defence. To operate the system, around 100 IAF personnel of IAF were trained in Moscow on the S-400.

Once these missiles are deployed they will not only detect but also destroy low and high targets and will also form a grid of missiles which cannot be penetrated through. The ranges cover 40 km, 100 km, 200-km and 400 km and have the capability of engaging with enemy aircraft, ballistic missiles and AWACS. This system has 92N6E electronically-steered phased array radar, which is resistant to jamming.

Each S-400 system is known as a battery, and there is long-range radar, a command post vehicle, target acquisition radar, and two battalions of launchers. In each battalion there are eight launchers and each launcher has four tubes. This system has a capability to track up to 600 km and destroy incoming enemy aircraft, missiles, and drones up to a range of 400 km. Best NDA Coaching in Lucknow | No-1 NDA Coaching in Lucknow

US Sanctions to impact S-400

No. The US has not yet taken a decision to impose sanctions on the delivery of s-400 to India. Though the US has been putting a lot of pressure on India to stop taking any military weapons from Russia including the air defence system.

Mode of deployment

And they can be truck deployed, thus giving an advantage to the IAF as it makes it difficult for the enemy to detect it. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working on the road infrastructure which will help in moving the S-400 SAM mounted on heavy trucks on the Indian side of Line of actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

Payment

Both countries had already formalized the mode of payment – Rupee-Rouble and the banks were identified to make the process of payment smooth just for S-400 air defence at that time. However, due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia crisis, the West led allies have removed Russia from the global SWIFT system and imposed stringent sanctions.

A high level team from Russia is coming to have talks with Indian officials about currency swap – the talks from the Indian side will be led by Dammu Ravi, Secretary – Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs. During talks top officials from Reserve Bank of India, and other senior officials will be present. The focus is to identify the banks on both sides which will execute the swap system.

The first tranche of payments for the S-400 was in Indian currency.

China also has this system

The second batch of the S-400 Triumph (NATO code name SA-21 Growler is already in neighbouring China.