Russia’s deputy chief of mission Roman Babushkin on Friday said all S-400 air defence missile systems will be delivered to India by 2025.
The production of S-400 missiles to be delivered to India has started, he said.
It is manufactured by Almaz-Antey and has been in service in Russia since 2007.
Roman Babushkin, Russian Deputy Ambassador: We will give 5 S400 missiles defence system (to India) by 2025. Russia is possessing one of the world's best defence system and it would serve well for Indian security. pic.twitter.com/5EN8YVVX4N
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2020
On 15 October 2016 during the BRICS Summit, India and Russia signed an Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) for the supply of five S-400 regiments.
The deal worth of $US 5.43 billion (₹40,000CR) was formally signed on 5 October 2018, ignoring America’s CAATSA act. The deliveries are expected to commence in 24 months, by the end of 2020. The S-400 is expected to be inducted into Indian service in October 2020.
The United States threatened India with sanctions over India’s decision to buy the S-400 missile defense system from Russia.
The S-400 is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground installations. It can engage targets at a distance of 400km at an altitude of up to 30km.
Russia also signed contracts to deliver the system to China and Turkey.